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Events & 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.


 Upcoming Event: Christmas Craft Night, Thursday 23 November 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm.

Perfect for busy Christmas gift shoppers, come along to this fun and festive event with a selection of great craft stalls full of unique and quirky finds. Items brought from stalls can be taken home straight away ready for Santa and refreshments will be available to buy for anyone in need of a cup of tea and piece of cake! Just pop along to enjoy all of these great crafts. Entry is Free!


Our Next Hands On History Session: Shoes Make an Outfit - Saturday 18 November

The Museum has a fantastic shoe selection with beautiful examples from across the world. This session will be showcasing examples worn by both men and women through two hundred years. We will be taking a closer look at the materials they are made from, the beauty of their design and consider who would have worn them.

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


Our Next Saturday Event Day:  Roman Saturnalia - Saturday 2 December 2017

The week long festival of Saturn took place in December and was later adopted by the Christians.  The forerunner of Christmas was associated with merrymaking, eating, drinking and gift-giving.

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


Our Next Lunchtime Talk: A Life in Toys - John Hawkes - Friday 8 December 2017. Talks run from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

If you ever owned an Action Man, Tressy doll or built an Airfix kit this talk is for you.  Former Design & Development Director of Palitoy Toy Company outlines his career in the fascination world of toy making. 

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 Storytelling Session: Melly's Victorian Christmas - Wednesday 20 December  11.15am - 11.45am.

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




Last updated Friday, 17th November 2017

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