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MY Museum Children's Club (MC2)

MY Museum Children's Club (MC2) is a project designed by St Barbe Museum specifically to inspire children to be involved in the cultural shaping of our community. Using the museum as a platform, child-friendly - suitable for 6-11 years old - talks are hosted in the museum on the third Sunday of every month from 11.00am-12.00pm.

The topic of the talks and speakers are chosen for the variety of different themes they cover, for their charisma, and for the passion that distinguishes the presenters in their area of expertise. In combining all these elements, we hope to present new and inspiring role models, outside the family environment.

2018 TALKS

16th December - Jerry McFadden - Southampton Beekeeper Association

"A lot of work goes into one jar of Honey… a Busy bee might visit as many as 2000 flowers in a working day” A little Honeybee will fly 500 miles in a lifetime – that’s like going from Lymington to Edinburgh! Come along to see and hear how the Honeybee lives.

More fabulous speakers to be announced in 2019!

Arrival in the museum must be by 11.00 sharp. On their arrival, children will be given a small snack while the speaker is setting up. The talk will last 30 minutes and will be followed by 15 minutes Q&As.

Occasionally, an activity sheet will be given to the children to further engage with the topic presented. 


Talks are designed for children between 6-11 years old.

If you are interested in joining our MC2 club please contact via email Paola Palma, Learning and Education Dept at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery:

Cost of individual session

All our talks have an individual cost of £2.50 or see Club Membership for annual fee. Costs for Parents/Guardians is £1 which allows them to explore current exhibitions while the children are listening to the talks. Every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Club Membership

MC2 yearly membership has annual fee of £20 per child. The Membership can be purchased at the welcome desk.

Yearly membership provides very good value for money and entitles the child to a number of benefits, including 10% discount on all Child-led Activities, Pre-booked Children’s Workshops and Drop-in Sessions; 5% discount fees for the Children’s themed Birthday Parties in the museum - for more information please contact  or view our PDF here.


Details of the parent/guardian will be kept on our secure database and there will be occasional emails informing parents about future learning activities scheduled in the museum. This information will not be passed on to third parties. See our privacy policy.

Affiliation to the MY Museum Children’s Club is intended as a way to inspire children to team up in a fun but educational club, but also to take an active part in the shaping of the development of the town as a child-friendly place to live.