What is CUR8?

We have spaces ….

Cur8 continues throughout 2024 

Cur8, the Museum’s Youth Group (for 12-18 year olds), continues from Saturday 6 January 2024.  Meetings will take place from 11am till 1pm and run on the first Saturday of each month*.  Places are limited and must be booked in advance, please contact museumevents@maidstone.gov.uk to apply for a place.

Places will be confirmed and relevant permission forms sent with confirmation. Please don’t just turn up until place confirmed by our Learning Officer.

*please note March meeting will be second Saturday – see dates below

CUR8 is a youth group aimed at 12-18-year-olds based at Maidstone Museum and run by our new CUR8 Coordinator with support from the on-site Learning Team. The group aims to give young people an opportunity to experience closer interactions with collections, behind the scenes activities, talks by visiting museum experts, tours of other museums, and much more.

CUR8 meets once a month –  from 11am-1pm – with each session having a specific focus. These sessions provide a great opportunity to develop knowledge and experience, while many members often claim the chance to explore behind the scenes in our storerooms represents the most enjoyable part of their membership.

In addition to regular monthly sessions, CUR8 is involved in several major projects happening within the museum, contributing to essential work and research to further the experience delivered by Maidstone Museum, meaning there are sometimes extra or extended sessions.

Recent  projects featuring involvement by CUR8 include researching the life of women in Ancient Egypt as part of the Ancient Lives HLF project, a project linked to the life of the museum’s own Ta-Kush.

To find out more about joining CUR8, or if you’re interested in becoming a member, please contact us via email at museumevents@maidstone.gov.uk

Saturday 3 February

Saturday 9 March  (meeting 2nd Saturday this month)

Saturday 6 April

Saturday 4 May

Saturday 1 June

Saturday 6 July

Saturday 3 August

Saturday 7 September

Saturday 5 October

Saturday 2 November

Saturday 7 December


Extra or extended dates may be added as CUR8 get involved in our new gallery development and other projects.