Young Historians Club at the Keep Military Museum

Young Historians is a history club for 14-18 year olds who are interested in history, museums, military history, and gaining practical museum experience while still in education.

We meet weekly at the Keep on Thursday evenings from 5pm-6.30pm, and sessions include object handling, design challenges, archival research, and group project work. We also go on trips to other local museums, including Nothe Fort, Dorset Museum, and Shire Hall Museum. Our most recent project was creating a podcast! Keeping It Real: The Podcast, is currently releasing new episodes every Thursday. Check out our first episode here, and read about it in the Dorset Echo too!

image shows the logo for keeping it real: the podcasts first episode with Christopher Jary, with an orange background and orange shield with a drawing of the Keep military museum building, with the title of the podcast written in black across the centre of the shield.

Young Historians is free to attend and everyone is welcome. The Young Historians Manifesto, written by our 2022/23 cohort can be found here!

For more information contact Martha Gurd on or by phoning 07586161872. We’d love for you to join us!