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Events & Activities

‘Ötzi – the life, death and environment of a Prehistoric glacier mummy’

Prof. Klaus Oeggl of the Botanical Institute, University of Innsbruck
Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm
A lecture in collaboration with Leicestershire Fieldworkers & The Prehistoric Society

£ 5.00 per person on the door. A ‘mini’ bar will be available for drinks on the night and doors will open at 7.00pm

Tickets can also be purchased in advance from WeGotTickets website

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.
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.

October Half-Term Family Events

Anglo-Saxon Day

Wednesday 23 October, 10am-3.30pm
Free, just drop in
Meet the Anglo-Saxons and explore their lifestyle and culture. There will be have-a-go activities and objects for handling. See our new Anglo-Saxon Treasure!
Suitable for all of the family

Invader Crafts

Wednesday 23 October, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child, no need to book
To tie in with our Anglo-Saxon Day, have a go at our Saxon and Viking crafts including decorations, masks and jewellery.
Suitable for children 4-10 years

Creepy Creations

Monday 28 October, 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday 30 October, 10am-12noon & 1.30-3.30pm
£2 per child, no need to book
Join us for our annual spooktacular craft sessions in preparation for Halloween. Make scary masks, creepy treat bags, pictures and lanterns.
Suitable for children 4-10 years

Museum Trails

Why not try one of our ever popular free search hunts around the museum, currently we have:
‘A Golden Hunt!’
The museum is celebrating its Golden Anniversary – can you find the golden treasures hidden around the museum and win a 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.