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Events & Activities

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.

Christmas Craft Workshops

Winter Wonderland
Wednesday 20 December, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Seasonal crafts inspired by your favourite Winter wonderland animals including penguins, robins and reindeer.

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:

Festive Hunt
Our Christmas tree has lost its lights and decorations. Help us find them around the museum and win a festive sticker!


The Archaeology of Leics and Rutland in 7 Projects

Thursday Afternoon Lectures at Rutland County Museum with Peter Liddle MBE, former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire.
A series of 7 lectures beginning on Thursday 15th February 2018.
Lectures commence at 2pm and conclude around 4pm.
Price: £6 per lecture. To book your place please contact
Peter directly: email or phone (0116) 2214508 or 07842 120817
Tea / Coffee and biscuits included in the price.

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.