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Wheels of Time

Ashford Museum is the lead partner in Wheels of Time, a badge collecting scheme encouraging the exploration of 48 Kent museums and heritage sites for 5-11 year olds.

Children aged 5-11 visiting the Museum or any of the venues involved will be given a different badge at each site, showing the site’s logo or related picture. A map featuring the Wheels of Time mascot, ‘Roamin Rex’, which guides children to all of the sites, can be collected from Ashford Museum, any of the other sites, some Tourist Information Centres or downloaded from the Wheels of Time website, wheelsoftime.uk.

Children who have collected 10 badges will be awarded Roamin' Rex's ‘Bronze Award Badge’, a ‘Silver Award Badge’ for 20, gold for 30 and those that collect all 48 badges a special 2018 Wheels of Time Award Badge.

“Wheels of Time”, “Roamin' Rex” and the Roamin' Rex logo are registered trademarks of Ashford Borough Museum Society

Wheels of Time E-badge

Wheels of Time have now launched the e-badge scheme.

The scheme has been developed to promote history and heritage across Kent, offering virtual badges for completed activities, which we hope will encourage participants to visit sites when they are able.

To meet popular demand, the scheme has been developed to appeal to all ages, and is accessible via the internet to anyone, anywhere.

Visit https://wheelsoftime.uk/e-badge-scheme/ for a link to the 48 heritage sites that are participating in the scheme.

To collect your Ashford Museum E-badge complete our Town Centre Heritage Trail Quiz, then register or login on the Wheels of Time website and enter the code given when you submit your quiz answers.

Children's University

Ashford Museum is an approved “Public Learning Destination” for Kent Children’s University™. This means that we are authorised to issue Learning Credits in participating children’s Passports to Learning.

We are so proud of this partnership as the Validation process shows that our methods for inspiring and education children and young people meets with the Quality Assurance process of National Children’s University™ Trust.

Learning Credits Available

The activities for which the Museum is approved are:

  • Wheels of Time Visit – 2h *
  • Ashford Museum Trail – 1h
  • Ashford Town Centre Heritage Trail – 1h

* includes Museum Trail

Please ask the Steward's for the Museum Trail and Town Centre Heritage Trail quiz sheets.

What is Kent Children’s University™?

Kent Children’s University™ (KCU) is part of an international charity that provides 5 to 14 year olds with access to exciting and innovative CU Learning Activities and experiences outside the normal school day. They reward children’s participation in voluntary learning activities that will develop their skills and raise aspirations for the future.

How does CU work?

The Children’s University (CU) is able to recognise and reward children for all the additional learning they participate in voluntarily outside normal school hours. Once registered through a school or direct through the local CU, children can earn Learning Credits in a variety of ways including participating in activities held at “Public Learning Destinations.” Children are provided with a Passport to Learning for them to collect Credits as evidence of their learning.

Once children achieve a fixed number of Learning Credits, they will have the opportunity to have their successes celebrated at a very special Graduation Ceremony at either Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Greenwich (Medway Campus) or The University of Kent.

If you would like more information about Kent Children’s University™ please visit www.kentchildrensuniversity.co.uk or email kcu@kent.gov.uk