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Events & Activities

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.

Summer Craft Workshops:

Celebrate 50 Years of the Museum!

Medieval Mayhem
Wednesday 24 July, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Have-a-go Festival of Archaeology crafts with a Medieval twist! Everything from knight masks and puppets to court jester hats, stained glass decorations and more…

Space 69
Wednesday 31 July, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with our space inspired crafts. Create solar system mobiles and pictures, astronaut masks, puppets and rockets!

Crafts Inspired by the Collections
Wednesday 7 August, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Drawing on 50 years of collecting, create crafts based on some of the museum’s special objects and artefacts.

All that Glistens…
Wednesday 14 August, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
All things golden for our 50th anniversary! From gold crowns and jewellery to golden decorations and pictures.

Let’s Celebrate!
Wednesday 21 August, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child
Celebrate the museum’s 50 years with carnival, circus and party themed creations!

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:

‘Going on a Bear Hunt!’
We have lots of cute bears visiting us – can you find them to win a special sticker?

Other Forthcoming Events

Why not try one of the talks and lectures organised jointly by The Friends and RLHRS which we have at Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle.
Alternatively you might like to watch a film in the unique atmosphere of our Riding School.