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Events & Activities

Rutland CAMRA Beer Festival

Thursday 28th June – Sunday 1st July 2018
The Rutland Beer Festival returns, with around 40 beers, 10 real ciders and perries and this year mead!
For those who prefer the fruit of the grape there will also be English sparkling white, sparking rose and white and red wines.
Food will be traditional Rural Fare and gentle entertainment will also be a feature.
Opening times : Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 11.00am to 8pm, Sunday 12.00noon to 4pm.
Entry FREE to CAMRA Members. Non Members £1.
Glasses will be £3 to buy/rent.
Please Note – Owing to the Beer Festival there will be no access to the Poultry Hall from Monday 25th June until Wednesday 4th July.

Indian Street Food

Wednesday 4th July

Join us for a Live Cookery Demonstration – explore the taste and colour of delicious Mumbai street food. The demonstration will be delivered by acclaimed local chef Robin Stewart from Rutland Cookery School.
Tickets £6 on the door
Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
Bar available.

Family Activities

We run regular family activities, crafts and storytimes during school holidays, see below for details on upcoming sessions. There is usually no need to pre-book, but do check! Even when we don’t have special sessions there’s always plenty to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained at the museum, so if you’re stuck for what to do come along and have fun in our children’s area, playing with the old fashioned games or doing a museum trail.

Summer Holiday Workshops:

Around the World in Just Five Days!

Treasures Fit for a Pharaoh
Wednesday 25 July
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Explore the world of the Pharaohs and make your own Ancient Egyptian treasures. Decorate a mini sarcophagus complete with mummy and make amulets and a Pharaoh’s headdress.

Tropical Islands
Wednesday 1 August
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Transport yourself to tropical islands and make beach postcards, exotic fish, sailing boats and decorate your own sun visor.

Howdy Pardners! America and the Wild West
Wednesday 8 August
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Create crafts inspired by the Native Americans and Wild West including pictures, headdresses, masks and dream-catchers.

In an English Country Garden
Wednesday 15 August
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Blooming lovely creations from birds, butterflies and insects to flowers and vegetables.

African Art and Animals
Wednesday 22 August
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Discover African art by making masks, jewellery and rainsticks and go on safari with our African animal crafts.

All workshops are suitable for children 4-10 years. No need to book, just drop in.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Museum Trails

Why not try one of our ever popular free search trails around the museum, currently we have:

‘Space Race’ Hunt!
Go on a journey through space! Find the planets around the museum and win a special sticker!


Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds is a new project run in conjunction with Leics & Rutland Age UK. It’s place for skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. It’s a place of leisure where men can come together to work.

A Man in a WorkshopFor more information about the project telephone 0116 299 2273 or see the Age UK website.