MUSEUM CALENDAR: Family activities

  • Christmas at the Museum

    Thursday 26 December to Friday 27 December 2019
    10.30am - 4pm
    From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Friday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful time... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Stories

    Saturday 18 January to Sunday 19 January 2020
    10.30am - 4pm
    Enjoy a weekend of stories! Wrap up warm and you can make your way between different historic homes to listen to stories around the fire. We will be telling a variety of historic tales, classics and new work inspired by the Museum.... (more info)
  • Child at half term

    Half Term Activities: Treasured Objects

    Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Wrap up warm and head to the Museum for five days of creative half term family activities from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020, with a theme ‘Treasured Objects’. From make and take activities to creative crafts –... (more info)
  • Daffodils in window

    Easter at the Museum

    Saturday 04 April to Sunday 19 April 2020
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. From our traditional Easter weekend to family-friendly Easter activities – there’s something for everyone! With the longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the... (more info)
  • Boys playing outdoors at the Museum

    Half Term Activities: Nature

    Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020
    10.30am-6pm
    Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the Natural World. From Bank Holiday Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range... (more info)
  • Mr Stink artwork

    Children Theatre: David Walliam’s ‘Mr Stink’ (Ticketed)

    Friday 12 June 2020
    6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
    Watch the fabulous characters from the infamous novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Mr. Stink for the outdoor stage on Friday, 12 June 2020. Gates open 6.00 pm. Performance begins 6.30 pm. MR... (more info)
  • Summer Season artwork in bright colours

    Summer Season – Cultural Evenings of Film, Theatre, Music & Opera

    Friday 12 June to Sunday 30 August 2020
    6.15pm to late
    Come & enjoy evenings of culture across the summer with film, theatre, music & even opera!  Relax & unwind in the hazy evening light and enjoy summer entertainment set against the backdrop of our beautiful museum.  You can... (more info)
  • Rare Breeds 2020 artwork

    Rare & Traditional Breeds Show

    Sunday 19 July 2020
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show is back at the Museum for 2020! UK smallholders play a vital role in nurturing rare and traditional breeds of livestock, and hundreds of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats who will participate in the show.... (more info)
  • Children with pumpkin

    Hallowe’en Half Term Activities

    Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2020
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October. Children of all ages can channel their... (more info)