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
VE Day Celebrations – 70th Anniversary
Saturday 9th May
The peace treaty has been signed and jubilation erupts across the nation. Join volunteer Special Constable Nathaniel Ringwood as he prepares to enjoy the Victory in Europe celebrations.
Guarderobe Demo: Tool Making for Historical Re-enactments
Saturday 6th June
Paul and Alex Thompson are local re-enactors. Their historical characters are regulars at the Museum’s Event Days. Today, find out all about how they make some of their "props" and accessories. They will look at techniques and tools from Roman times through to WW1.
Victorian Games & Puzzles
Saturday 4th July
Here is the opportunity for traditional hands-on participation by children and adults with a Marbles Bridge, other toys, puzzles and games of skill – or simple amusement from the period. There will also be a make ‘n’ take game to take home!
Saturday 15th August
Meet two soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force from South-East Asia Command, who fought in the Far East theatres of war - Burma, Ceylon, Hong Kong, India and Malaya. Discover more about everyday life in the jungle during WW2.
Museum And Tearoom Opening Times:
Mondays: Closed except Bank Holidays
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Admission to the Museum is Free.