Museum and Art Gallery Events
Free Saturday Event Days
The Museum & Art Gallery runs a FREE Saturday Event Day each month (except January). The fun activities run from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Meet a character from history, listen to a story or work with an artist. These special days promise a lot of fun for everyone!
no need to book - just drop-in and take part
children must be accompanied by an adult
at busy times you may be asked to wait
Tales of the Tundra - Philippa Tipper, A Word Edgeways
Saturday 7 February
We've got a packed day of storytelling, tours and activities today all celebrating our Inuit exhibition. Come and hear Philippa Tipper's Inuit folktales from the frozen north which are tragic and comic, fantastic and earthy, strange and profound. You will meet animals that become human and humans that become animals. These stories are full of struggle, celebration and real life battles of survival with nature at her most harsh. Be transported to a haunting world of ice where the unique relationship between man and nature is played out in one of the most remote parts of the world.
Sessions will run at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Join illustrator and artist Jhinuk Sarkar who will take you on a short tour around the exhibition 'The Land That Faces Away From The Sun'. Jhinuk will give a guide to the objects she chose from the Museum's Inuit collection and show some of the techniques she used to create her illustrations especially for this exhibition.
Tours will run every hour at 11am, 12 midday, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
- Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. To find out more about the Arts Council visit artscouncil.org.uk
Meet the Viking, Ragnor Svensson!
Saturday 7 March
Today the Museum is visited by Ragnor Svensson, a Viking Warrior. Ragnor was a soldier of the last Viking king of Yorvik (York), Eric Bloodaxe. Learn about Viking history and the travels and achievements of these people. They were not just bloodthirsty marauders but great travellers and skilled artisans. Watch his demonstration using a small collection of carefully reproduced weapons. Ragnor then tells of the historic battle of Stamford Bridge in the year 1066, which was the last Viking invasion of England ...or was it??
There will be a Viking-themed Make 'n' Take to do in the Museum too. Great family fun!
Meet the Author of 'Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates'
Saturday 4 April
Mungo is a boy who loves books. He gets so wrapped up in the books he reads that he ends up becoming part of the story. Join author Timothy Napman as he reads more of his children's stories at this special event to celebrate Children's Book Day.
Have a go at our Pirate-themed Make 'n' Take too. A treat for children AND adults!
Opening Times: Museum And Tearoom
Mondays: Closed except Bank Holidays
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Admission to the museum is free.