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Children and Families

Mother and daughter in craft workshop

The museum is closed until spring 2020 for our exciting development project but we are still running events in the front gardens and our restored almshouse tours. Our popular holiday programme has free activities for children and families, ranging from nursery-rhyme time sessions for the under-fives through to art, craft and storytelling activities for children and young people. For information regarding all these events visit our What’s On pages.

In addition to the wide range of workshops and activities we also provide free activity back-packs for children aged 3 and over. 

To receive our e-newsletter with information on forthcoming events for families please sign up here.

The Kids Zone

The Kids Zone provides an enjoyable and creative follow-up to a visit to the museum, or for some, a taster before a visit. Meet our mascot ‘Sam the Dog’, have a go at designing your own room or garden, try your luck in the ‘Topsy-turvy Timeline’ or help search for Sam who has got lost in a Victorian House

Family Learning Groups

The museum offers a range of creative and fun workshops for local family learning groups. Please visit the family learning page in the Community and Outreach section for more details.

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