The Museum runs free drop-in activities every day including arts and crafts, tours and storytelling. All activities are free, drop-in and suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated.

Daily Activities

FREE / Drop-in
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
All ages unless otherwise stated


Monday – Friday

14.00 Animal Magic ((18 months – 5 years)

Join our interactive storytelling inspired by well-loved animal tales.

14.30 – 16.00 Arts Smarts (all ages)

Get creative with our drop-in sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection to take home.

Saturday

10.15 – 11.00 Little Hands Playtime (6-18 months)

Touch, explore and play at these sessions inspired by the Museum’s collection.

11.20 Explore (ages 4+)

Join this short talk about a part of display followed by hands-on objects handling activities.

12.20 Telling Tales

Listen to storytelling featuring popular children’s tales. Children can help tell the story in this interactive session

14.00 – 16.00 Arts Smarts (all ages)

Get creative with our drop-in sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection to take home.

Sunday

10.30 Animal Magic ((18 months – 5 years)

Join our interactive storytelling inspired by well-loved animal tales.

11.15 – 12.00 Play at the Museum

Come and have a go at toys you can find on display at these themed sessions highlighting areas of the Collection.


Montessori Family Packs

A selection of Montessori Family Packs for children age 5 and under are available to borrow from the Information Desk for one hour – please leave a form of ID (e.g. a passport or driving licence). Each pack contains a map, activity suggestions, storybooks and toys to touch.

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Making SENse Family Packs

Making SENse packs are designed to make the Museum more accessible for families with additional needs, and are available to borrow from the Information Desk for one hour. Packs are available for families with children on the autistic spectrum, with toys to touch, sound mufflers, PECs symbols, a photo booklet and colouring in sheets. There are also packs for families with a visually impaired child, containing large print, Braille translation, raised images, a Penfriend audio guide and toys to touch.

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