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
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.