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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.


Our next Saturday Event Day:  A Seaside Themed Day - Saturday 14 April 2018

Enjoy "Historical Songs of the Sea" with Richard and Elisabeth York.  Younger visitors can make 'n' take a free seaside themed activity. 

No booking is required, just drop in from 11am until 4pm. Donations are welcome.


Our next Storytelling Session: Melly's Secret Hideout - Wednesday 18 April 2018. 11.15am - 11.45am.

Join Melly for a special story in the Picture Gallery.  Make some noise and have some fun!

Weather permitting this session may take place outside please meet at reception. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No booking required.  Donations are welcome.


Our next Lunchtime Talk: Robert Lister - An Actor's Life For Me - Friday 20 April 2018. Talks run from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Join this veteran of the West End, RSC, television and audio artist in the Archers, as he talks about his experiences and insights into the world of the acting profession.

To book a free place please call the Museum on 024 7637 6158 or pop into the main reception. Booking is essential as places are limited to 55. Donations are welcome.



Our next Hands On History Session: Sweet or Savoury? - Saturday 21 April 2018

Find out how peoples' tastes and the availability of ingredients have changed over time.  Look through old recipe books and see baking equipment from long ago.

No booking is required, just drop in from 11am until 4pm.  Donations are welcome.


Free children's activities available on Bank Holiday Mondays:

  • Monday 7 May - Make a colourful garden bird mask
  • Monday 28 May - Design and make your own special detective badge


Free children's activities available during School Half Term Holidays:

These are themed activities inspired by our Crime & Punishment exhibition.

  • Tuesday 29 May - Make a Night Watchman Lantern
  • Wednesday 30 May - Make a Victorian "Peeler" Policeman's Helmet
  • Thursday 31 May - Make a Pair of Victorian Police Handcuffs


View our What's On Guides for more upcoming events and activities.

Last updated Friday, 6th April 2018

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