Museum visits for families

The Museum provides a range of children’s activities throughout the year. All temporary exhibitions contain children’s activities and activity packs for the permanent galleries are available from the admissions desk.

Holiday drop-in days

Drop-in for our half term sessions and enjoy art and craft activities, storytelling and fun! Run in the school holidays and suitable for children 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Crafternoons: Time Travellers

Thursdays: 27 July; 03, 17 & 24 August · 2pm–3.30pm weekly · £1 per child

Travel back in time to explore the art and craft of the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. All materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 3-11. Please note that you may have to wait if the Garden gallery is full.

We’re Going on a Bug Hunt!

10th August · 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm · £5 per child, per sessions.

Join us for a fun and informative session in our beautiful garden exploring the amazing world of insects. Take part in a minibeast safari, find out about food chains and build a bug hotel.

There will be two sessions either 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3.30pm. All materials included. For ages 5-11. Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact us on 01252 715 094 or email