Sketch and De-stress

Wessex the Dog's Exhibition Trail

About

Take a moment to breathe, relax and explore the life and literature of the Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy.

Poole Museum invites you to explore artefacts in the calm of the Temporary Exhibition Gallery spaces using mindfulness. Through breathing, listening, observing and drawing.

Mindfulness is a valuable skill of self-care that can support our wellbeing. It helps us to connect with the present moment through our senses which, in turn, can deepen our appreciation of artefacts and works of art.

What to expect
During your visit to the exhibition collect a sketch and de-stress self-guided worksheet, art board and drawing pencil. You will be invited to take a closer look at the exhibition and objects. Draw and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Wessex. Listen to the recording of a scene from Hardy's novel. Draw what you see in your mind's eye as he paints the picture with words.

Poole Museum Temporary Exhibition Galleries. Available with exhibition entry, during museum opening hours.

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4 High Street
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1BW
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Opening Times

Wessex the Dog's Exhibition Trail (28 May 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Poole Museum, Scaplen's Court and Poole History Centre are all situated very close together on the lower high street just off Poole Quay.

Parking - We do not have dedicated on-site parking available. The nearest car park is Quay Visitors car park, Strand Street, BH15 1SB and is within walking distance of the Museum.

Please note: From 1 April to 31 October, 10am to 10pm, the Lower High Street, Paradise Street and Poole Quay will be closed to motor vehicles.

Public Transport Directions

Buses - Route One links the town's car parks, bus and rail stations with the Lower High Street.

Train - The railway station is just over half a mile from the museum by a mainly traffic-free walk.

Bicycles - We have parking for bicycles and many cycle friendly routes in Poole.There is a Beryl bike bay outside Poole Museum. Beryl is a bike share scheme across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

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