Exhibition Now Closed

Tues 10th March – Sat 27th June 2015

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Now is your chance to find out in our interactive exhibition. From archaeology to fine art, costumes to manuscripts, this exhibition explores the museum’s collections and how we care for and conserve them.

The Secret Museum: What’s in the Box?
Sat 14 March, 11 April, 09 May, 13 June 2pm–3pm · free entry
As part of The Secret Museum exhibition every month the curatorial team will bring out a selection of boxes from the museum store… there could be some surprises! Get an insight into the work of a curator and a peak at hidden parts of our collection.
The Secret Museum: Your Museum at Home Workshop
Sat 30 May 1pm–4pm · free entry
Have you got a loft of antiques you don’t know how to store? Friable fabrics or decaying photos? As part of The Secret Museum exhibition you have the opportunity to bring your antiques to the museum for advice from museum staff on how to care for and store them to keep them pristine and pest free!
Sleepover at the Museum
Saturday 16th May, 7pm – 8am, £10 per person
Ever wanted to see the museum at night? Fancy sleeping inside a 300 year old house? Bring your family for a torch-lit tour of the house and its spooky history, with activities and games.