Little Explorers at the City Museum

A new programme of free fun events for pre-school children and their parents begins at the City Museum in Winchester on Thursday 7th October.

Each Little Explorers session runs from 1.30pm-2.30pm, usually on the first Thursday of every month. During each session, children will have the chance to explore the City Museum for its hidden treasures, hear a story, sing a song, or make something exciting to take home.

Each month there will be a different theme. In October, Little Explorers will discover The Romans. Children will be able to try on a toga, sing a song and make a mosaic to take home. In future sessions, children will be digging for treasure, hunting for dragons hidden in the museum, looking for funny faces, and learning about local hero, King Alfred.

Cllr Dominic Hiscock, Portfolio Holder for Economic Prosperity at Winchester City Council, said: “This is one of a number of positive initiatives Winchester Museums is taking to reach out to new audiences. This new programme of events promises to be a fun and relaxed introduction to Winchester’s history for younger children and their parents”

Lily Isherwood, City Museum Visitor Assistant and organiser of the event, added: “Little Explorers is an exciting opportunity for young children to enjoy our collections through play and learning. Most sessions will involve dressing up, exploring the museum for artefacts often missed on a quick family visit, and a chance for the children to make something related to each session to take home. I hope the children will have as much fun taking part in the sessions as I have had organising them!”

Little Explorers will usually run on the first Thursday of every month, 1:30pm- 2:30 pm. Sessions are free to all (voluntary donations are welcome). Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment by ringing the City Museum on 01962 863 064.