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Events & Activities


Friday 16th November – 7:30pm
In this specially commissioned new show from one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights, the award-winning Deirdre Kinahan (Old Vic, Royal Court, BBC Radio 4), two outstanding and acclaimed theatre companies join forces to tell two interconnected tales, set 100 years apart but both taking place in the same village hall.
Combining powerful storytelling, live music and a waltz or two, this beautifully crafted play is performed by a superb duo, full of vivid language and smart insight.
Tickets – £10
Box office : 01572 723 393 or online at


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.


Christmas Craft Workshops

Deck the Halls!
Saturday 8th December
10am-12noon & 1-3pm
£2 per child
Create beautiful decorations, gift bags and cards for the festive season.
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:
‘Go on a Witch Hunt!’
Find the wicked witches around the museum and win a spooky sticker!



Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds is a project run in conjunction with Leics & Rutland Age UK. Having found their feet with us they have outgrown us and can now be found at Unit 8a, Oakham Enterprise Park. A Man in a Workshop For more information about the project telephone 0116 299 2273 or email