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Events & Activities

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

Otzi, the Iceman.

Prof. Klaus Oeggl of the Botanical Institute, University of Innsbruck
Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm

Ötzi was discovered accidentally by hikers in 1991, together with his clothing and equipment, on the Schnalstal/Val Senales Valley glacier. Ever since his discovery he has been the subject of intensive research. Ötzi lived during the Copper Age, a period of the late Neolithic – he is therefore  older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. He is one of the most exciting finds in European prehistory.

£ 5.00 per person. Tickets available at the Museum. 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 website.

A lecture in collaboration with Leicestershire Fieldworkers & The Prehistoric Society

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.

Christmas Crafts for Children

Oh Christmas Tree!

Saturday 7 December, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm
£2 per child
Join us for our Christmas craft making sessions. Create beautiful Christmas tree themed decorations and cards as well as baubles for your tree.
Suitable for children 4-10 years. No need to book. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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?

‘Halloween Hats!’
Find the Halloween characters in their witch-style hats to claim your spooky sticker!

An Evening with Gresley Male Voice Choir

Saturday 23 November, 7.15pm

Gresley Male Voice Choir

£ 10.00 per person. Tickets in advance from Rutland County Museum or
Bar available. Doors open at 6.30pm

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.