Wimborne History Festival Fridays @The Museum of East Dorset

5 Georgian related craft days this summer for children with Dorset artists

These five Wimborne History Festival Friday workshops have been organised in partnership with Wimborne History Festival and the Museum of East Dorset to bring summer holiday opportunities for children.

Each workshop will provide all the children attending the event with hot lunch provided by the “Cafe @ the Allendale” and enjoy it in the Museum gardens. If your child has special dietary needs please let the Museum know in advance as all food is prepared off site.

Children displaying their Galleons
WHF Friday workshop with Darrell Wakelam

The last hour of your day at the Museum will be spent doing a variety of fun Georgian themed crafts, storytelling and explore the Museums 12 fairy doors before you go home.

All bookings can be booked online at Eventbrite, if you are unable to book online please contact the Museum during opening hours on: 01202 882533 who will be able to secure the booking for you.

These workshops are also open to the Summer in Dorset scheme – please have your HAF code ready when you book your ticket.

Children with special needs are welcome however parents will be requested to stay if they require additional support. All workshops will have an additional helper to support the children. If you would like a 1:1 support worker for your child please speak to tracy.cooper@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

POSTPONED TO CHRISTMAS 21 WHF FRIDAY 30th July Georgian architecture sculptures with artist Peter Margerum

Boys and Girls this is your chance to release your inner designer and practice your building skills. you will work with a wide range of recycled materials and use tools to assemble your own sculpture you have designed, using screws, nails, nuts and bolts, brackets and hinges.

POSTPONED TO CHRISTMAS 21 WHF FRIDAY 6th August – Georgian Paper Theatre with artist Caroline Parrott

Unleash your creative writing skills and create and make your actors, props and costumes inspired by Georgian fashions and architectural details. Caroline is a resident artist at Walford Mill.

  • Time: 10 – 2 p.m.
  • Age: 8 plus
  • Price: £11.50 includes online booking fee
  • Book on Eventbrite :
  • Book here for Summer in Dorset place customers enter your HAF passcode when you book your ticket:

WHF FRIDAY 13th August – Clay Lion workshop with artist Deborah Clarke

A fun workshop making a clay lion following the designs by Eleanor Coade who was a Dorset businesswoman during the Georgian period, she manufactured large ornamental stone lions and you will use her designs as inspiration for your own.

WHF FRIDAY 20th August – 3D Build your own Galleon with artist Darrell Wakelam

Get creative with artist Darrell Wakelam for this fun and easy to learn technique working with cardboard and coloured tissue paper to create your very own realistic Smugglers Galleon to take home with you.

  • Time: 10 – 2 p.m.
  • Age: 7 plus
  • Price: £11.50 includes online booking fee
  • Book on Eventbrite :
  •  Summer in Dorset book here – customers enter your HAF code when you book your ticket.

WHF FRIDAY 27th August – Exploding Georgian Head collage workshop with artist Sarah Redmond-Fareham

Create your very own unique mixed media collage using an explosion of exciting ideas and imagery inspired by Georgian life.