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Events and activities

The museum is packed with varied and exciting opportunities for children and adults alike.  The museum's programme includes:

  • School Holiday Activities
  • Saturday Event Days
  • Hands-on-History Sessions
  • Storytelling for Under 5s
  • Friday Lunchtime Talks

Remember all events and activities are free.  However we do welcome donations so we can continue to provide a varied and full programme.


Whitsun School Holidays - Children's FREE Activities - 10.30am - 3.30pm 

Have a go at our make 'n' takes in the school holidays On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

No booking is required, just pop along and have some fun.  Activities last about 20 minutes.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Donations are welcome.




Our next FREE Hands on History Session - Celebrating Summer - Saturday 15 June 2019, 11am - 4pm

Look forward to the delights Summer has to offer through a range of artefacts to handle.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No booking required. Donations welcome


Our next FREE Under 5s Storytelling Session

Melly's Story:  Melly the Explorer - Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11.15am - 11.45am

Join Melly for a story in the Picture Gallery.    Then, make some noise and have some fun!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No booking required. Donations welcome.


Our next FREE Friday Lunchtime Talk

Geoff Hales:  Letters Home - The story of Gertrude Bell - Friday, 21 June 2019, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Find out about this traveller, adventurer and Spy as she writes home to her father about her amazing adventures.

Booking is essential as places are limited to 55.  To book a free place, please contact the Museum.  Donations are welcome.



Last updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019

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