About our museum

Ours is a small museum with a big name and even bigger ambitions. We refer to our museum as a ‘micro-museum’. The exhibition area isn’t very big (it fits into a disused
public toilet) and it is chock full of interactive displays and fascinating artefacts. Our team is always ready to engage with your pupils too! We have a specially designed array of exciting interactive displays that allow the children to lift the lid on the
astonishing secret world of poo in a variety of engaging ways! There are things to sniff, handles to turn, pipes to talk through, buttons to press, and of course a huge collection of preserved poos (safely and artistically sealed inside resin spheres) to get up close to!

The museum is very small and we want to make sure all the children get the opportunity to enjoy all the exhibits.

We therefore recommend that approximately ten children are inside the museum at any one time.

For those awaiting their turn, or who have already been in, there is a playground at the front of the museum.

There are also public gardens (with wonderful views of Sandown Bay) behind the building as well as access to the beach along the coastal path. The gardens provide a lovely place for a picnic. You may wish to bring some games equipment so the children can have fun while they are waiting.

There are some activity sheets included in our Teachers’ Pack which you are welcome to print off and bring with you to support the children’s learning.
We look forward to welcoming you and we hope you enjoy the blend of fun and education at The National Poo Museum.

KEY TOPICS: 8, 13, 18, EVS, SCI

Key Topics

1: Pre Romans  2: Romans 3: Medieval 4: Tudors 5: Stuarts 6: Georgians 7: Victorians 8: 20th Century 9: Defence 10: World Wars 11: Children 12: Transport 13: Domestic Homes 14: Smuggling 15: Work/Agriculture 16: Evidence/Archaeology 17: Local History 18: Other Topics 19: Change & continuity

A: Art AH: Agriculture/Horticulture DT: Design/Technology M: Maths EVS: Environmental Studies G: Geography IVL: Imaginative Writing, Literature SCI: Science PA: Physical Activity W: Wildlife & Animals