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Events & Activities

Thursday Afternoon Lectures

We invite you to a series of 6 lectures looking at a number of diverse themes in Leicestershire & Rutland, presented by Peter Liddle MBE, former County
Archaeologist for Leicestershire.
These take place between 2pm and 4pm here at the Museum.

February 28: Medieval Pilgrimage
March 7: The Lesser Monasticism : friaries, secular collages, hospitals and the military orders.
March 14: How to build a castle – based on the building accounts of Kirby Muxloe Castle
March 21: Local Archaeology on TV – Time Team, Story of England etc.
March 28: The Archaeology of Board Games – ‘How the Vikings amused themselves’
April 4: The Archaeology of the Oakham Area – a review of recent archaeology

Price: £30 for the series or £6 per lecture.
To book your place please contact Peter directly: email peter.liddle51@gmail.com or phone (0116) 2214508 or 07842 120817.
Tea / Coffee and biscuits included in the price.

 

Family Activities and Workshops

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 Craft Workshops

Easter Essentials
Wednesday 17 April, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Get ready for Easter and make your essential seasonal crafts – cards, baskets, headwear, masks and decorations.

St. George and the Animals
Wednesday 24 April, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
In the week of St. George’s Day, our crafts will be inspired by some of the national animals of Britain including lions, bulldogs, horses, unicorns, robins and of course dragons!

All workshops are suitable for children 4-10 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There is no need to book. However, due to limited space the sessions operate on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a seat for every child.

 

Get Creative: Fun with Fabric, Felt and Thread

Saturday 11 May, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm
£2 per child
Join us on the museum’s 50th anniversary weekend and help us celebrate by having a go at something creative! The crafts will all have a textile theme and include felt hand puppet making, designing fabric flags and purses, basic embroidery and French knitting. Members from the ‘Rutland Quilters’ will also be demonstrating their techniques and helping you to have a go.
Activities are suitable for all of the family (children from 4 years). All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There is no need to book. However, due to limited space the sessions operate on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a seat for every child.

This event is part of the national ‘Get Creative Festival 2019′. For more details click here: BBC Arts Get Creative

 

May Half-Term Craft Workshops

Teddy’s Tea Party Crafts
Wednesday 29 May, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Join us for our teddy tea party themed crafts! Make teddy bear masks, ears and pictures, cup cake mobiles, paper teacups and saucers, a mosaic teapot coaster and more. Please bring your favourite bear along to join in the fun!

All workshops are suitable for children 4-10 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There is no need to book. However, due to limited space the sessions operate on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a seat for every child.

 

 

Museum Trails

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

‘Hibernating Animals’
Find the hibernating animals around the museum. Tread lightly so that you don’t wake them up! Find them all and claim a sticker!