Daily activities

Daily activities

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

You can check the Events and Activities Calendar to find out what's on when you plan your visit.

Term-time: Monday – Friday


Animal Magic, 14.00-14.30
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales.

Art Smarts, 14.30-16.00   
Kids can get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make an amazing piece of art inspired by the Museum to take home. For children of all ages.

Term-time: Saturday and Sunday


Animal Magic, 10.30-11.00
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales.

Explore, 11.15-11.45
Object-handling, demonstrations and have-a-go sessions that let children get up close to childhood objects and toys.

Telling Tales, 12.00-12.30
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props.

Art Smarts, 14.00-16.00
Kids can get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make an amazing piece of art inspired by the Museum to take home. For children of all ages.

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 aims to make the Museum more accessible for families with additional needs.

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Packs for families with children on the autistic spectrum are available to borrow from the Information Desk for one hour. Packs contain toys to touch, sound mufflers, PECs symbols, a photo booklet and colouring in sheets.

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Packs for families with a visually impaired child are also available. They contain large print, Braille translation, raised images, a Penfriend audio guide and toys to touch.

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School holidays

For more information about special activities during the school holidays, visit Events and activities.


 

 

 

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