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Events & Activities

Key Projects in The Archaeology of Leics and Rutland

15th February to 29th March

Thursday Afternoon Lectures at Rutland County Museum with Peter Liddle MBE, former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire.

A series of seven lectures looking at projects that have shaped our understanding of the archaeology of Rutland & Leicestershire.

Beginning on Thursday 15th February 2018 with ‘Thistleton and Market Overton Roman sites’.
Feb. 22nd : Rutland Water sites (rescue archaeology)
Mar. 1st : The Medbourne Survey (landscape archaeology)
Mar. 8th : Burrough Hill (university research / training project)
Mar. 15th : The Hallaton Treasure (metal detecting & research excavation)
Mar. 22nd : Highcross Shopping centre, Leicester (developer funded)
Mar. 29th : Bradgate Park (university research / training project)

Lectures commence at 2pm and conclude around 4pm.
Price: £35 for all seven, or £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.

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.

Easter Holiday Workshops

All Things Spring!
Wednesday 4th April
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with our nature inspired crafts. Make Spring animal magnets, pictures, masks and decorate your own flower pot complete with wooden stake, seed packet and your choice of seeds.

Take Flight!
Wednesday 11th April
10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF with our ‘flying’ crafts. Make and decorate gliders and toy parachutes as well as aviator goggles, RAF badges and more! RAFA Rutland will also be at the museum with their paper plane making competition. There will be prizes for the planes that fly the longest distances!

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:

Where did you get that Hat!
Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dog! Find the hat-wearing pooches around the museum and win a ‘paw’ 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.