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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.

October Half-Term Workshops

Autumn Crafts
Wednesday 18 October, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Create beautiful seasonal crafts inspired by the colours and animals of autumn. Make autumn leaf lanterns and mobiles and woodland animal pictures, masks and felt decorations.

Creepy Creations
Monday 23 October, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday 25 October, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Join us for our annual spooktacular craft sessions in preparation for Halloween. Make scary masks and creepy treat boxes, pictures and more…

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:

Batty Goings On
Help us find the friendly bats roosting around the museum!


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.