Museum Club

All Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club activities for April/May have been cancelled following Government advice that people should avoid non-essential contact with others. Thank you for your understanding.

Bourne Hall Museum Club is the club for children 7-12 who love history and like to have fun while learning about it. We travel back through time to discover the past and its people, encompassing all periods of history from the deepest Stone Age to the Home Front in Epsom during the Second World War.

March 14 - 1.00pm - 2.30pm - CANCELLED
The Blitz: During the Blitz 32,000 civilians were killed and 87,000 were seriously injured. How did people live with this death from the air? What could you do to help you survive? Meet an Air Raid Warden and discover how to stay alive.
£5 per child - Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email


April 7 - 11.00am - 12.45pm and 1.15pm - 3pm - CANCELLED
Make a Roman Catapult: Learn about the Romans and what great inventors they were. Learn how they made mosaics and catapults and even make one yourself!
£8 per child or £15 for two - Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email


April 8 - 11.00am -12.00am and 2.00pm - 3.00pm - CANCELLED
Cave Painting: In the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into the darkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted. Join us and create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.
£5 per child - Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email


 April 9 - 1.00pm - 2.30pm - CANCELLED
Who wants to be an archaeologist? Unlock the mysteries of the past - discover how objects are used to date sites and help us paint a picture of the past. Find out what you can learn from examining old bones, pollen and even snails! Have a go at sand-tray archaeology and handle object from pre-historic times right up to The Second World War.
£5 per child - Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email


April 18, 1.00pm  - 2.30pm - CANCELLED
Florence Nightingale - the lady with the lamp. Discover how one remarkable woman changed the face of nursing forever after visiting wounded soldiers trying to recover from battle in the terrible conditions during the Crimean War. Florence's methods transformed the conditions of these men and ultimately saved hundreds of lives.
Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email


May 16, 1.00pm - 2.30pm - CANCELLED
The Iron Age - the end of pre-history? The Iron Age latest from 800BC until the Roman invasion. The use of iron changed the lives of people with the introduction of the potter's wheel and other farming tools. Meet some Iron Age folk from the past and discover what life was like in a roundhouse.
£5 per child - Contact: David Brooks - Tel 020 8394 1734 - Email

About the Club

Bourne Hall Museum Kids’ Club has always prided itself in trying to get the best speakers – re-enactors who are both fun and entertaining. If you were watching television over the holiday on Channel 5 you may have seen Digging up Britain’s Past as it explored the Roman Army including the Butser IX Legion who appeared in full Roman armour just as they have done for the club twice! The next programme was Tony Robinson’s History of Britain in which John White, an expert on the Tudors and Tudor crime, explained the role of the executioner in the period. John has talked to us about the Tudors a number of times in guises from a hangman to Henry VIII. On the big screen, the film 17 won a Golden Globe award and here Richard Townsley appeared as a WW1 surgeon in the film. Richard has spoken many times to the club on both WW1 and WW2.

We will be keeping up these high standards in the coming year, making the club informative, entertaining and fun.