Welcome to the Junior Room
The East Surrey Museum has always been popular with
children, and throughout its history it has done its best to make younger
visitors feel relaxed and at home in a museum environment. It has a
dedicated Junior Room devoted to their entertainment and (hopefully) their
education, with hands on activities for all ages. There is a small shop with
lots of tempting items like real fossils, colouring books, minerals,
jewellery, models, and interesting gadgets (parents beware!).
During school holidays we also hold regular 'activity
days' for children of up to about age ten. These are held in the Victorian
Room and include crafts, clay modelling, unusual inventions, and other
things too numerous to mention. Please note, however, that although the
activities are organised by museum volunteers, every child must also be
accompanied at all times by a parent or delegated adult. These activities
are free, but please drop something in the donations bottle to help cover
Visits by small school parties, rainbows, brownies,
guides, beavers, cubs and scouts are always welcome and can sometimes be
arranged outside normal opening hours. But please phone to let us know in
advance that you are coming!
The curator and other volunteers are always happy to
consider requests for visits to schools and community groups. Loan boxes and
a handling collection are available. Please phone the curator, or drop into
the museum, to discuss your ideas.
At the museum we are always pleased to see work
experience pupils and those on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme. There
are also opportunities for individual volunteers, especially those
considering a career in museum management, archaeology, or related subjects.
For further details please contact the museum.