Children’s events

A picture of the children's area, with art cart and dressing up clothesIn normal times the museum hosts a programme of events for children of all ages, as well as having a dedicated children’s area with a fab new arts cart, table and chairs, plus dressing up and  weekend workshops.

Unfortunately, due to the current health crisis, we have had to remove our dressing up clothes and arts cart and are unable to run our usual programme of activities and events.

We do have a takeaway children’s activity which is available at the front desk.

Or if you’re unable to come to the museum why not try doing one of our home activities.

Things to Do at Home
Design a Postcard
Build a Lego Straight Tusked Elephant

The list below are examples of the events and workshops we usually run.

LitterPickImageSunday 29 March, 11am – 1pm
The Great British Spring Clean
Help us continue reducing Herne Bay’s “wasteline” by joining us for a town and park litter pick.  Meet at Seaside Museum at 11am, then bring your rubbish back to the museum to be weighed. Free refreshments.

Tuesday 7 April, 1-3.30pm
Fishy Prints Workshop
Make prints inspired by the sea and the seashore.
Suitable for 4 to 8 year olds.
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

Saturday 11 April, 11.30am-2.30pm
Seaweed Surprises at the Museum
Find out about the different plants and animals that live on Herne Bay’s seashore
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

Seaside Puddle and GuddleMonday 13 April, 10.15am-12.15pm
Seaside ‘Puddle and Guddle’
Look at the different plants and animals and where and how they live.
Meet at the museum, activity on Herne Bay Beach.
Adults £4, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE
(booking essential)

SeasideMuseumStampTuesday 14 April, 1-3.30pm
Printing Workshop
Make printing blocks inspired by the museum’s collection
Suitable for 8 years and above
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

VE Street PartyFriday 8 May, 11.30am-3.30pm
VE Celebration
Join us and celebrate VE Day.
Free entry
Image courtesy of Herne Bay Historical Records Society

Saturday 23 May, 11.30am to 3.30pm
10.30am-11.30am Relaxed Hour (autism friendly)
People and Beasts of the Ice Ages
Pop Up Exhibition for All Ages

Travel back in time to learn about the different human species and mega beasts that have lived in the Herne Bay area over the last million years.

Handle real tools made by our prehistoric ancestors. Find out more from researcher Pete Knowles about how the museum’s collection is contributing to the understanding of the early human occupation of our corner of the North West Europe.
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

From 23 May to 19 July
Behind the Scenes tours of Herne Bay Railway Station
Dates and times to be arranged with the exhibition curator
Adults £4, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE (booking essential)

Wednesday 27 May, 11.30am-2.30pm
Seaside Surprises at the Museum
Find out about the different plants and animals that live on Herne Bay’s seashore
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

Tray with object from Scavenger HuntFriday 29 May, 10.30am-12.30pm
Seashore Scavenge
What can we find on the beach?
Meet in Hampton Pier car park
Adults £4, children FREE (booking essential)

We are 5Saturday 18 July, 11.30am-3.30pm
The Seaside Museum’s 5th Birthday Celebration
Free Entry

Sunday 26 July, 10.30am-12.30pm
Rockpooling
A look at the variety of plants and animals on the seashore
Reculver – meet in the furthest car park
Adults £4, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE
(booking essential)

Saturdays and Sundays

an example of the activity table available at weekendsActivity packs will be available for children every Saturday and Sunday. These will cover a variety of activities such as origami boats, paper planes and cards for various occasions.