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Events & Activities

Kevin – King of Egypt

Saturday 26th January – 7:30pm
Psychiatric patient Kevin is not best pleased with his diagnosis and distinctly upset about being told that he is not the reincarnation of Ramses II. On his way to Egypt, via Tesco Express, he meets his nemesis and together they embark on a journey that will change both their lives.
Award winning comedian Rob Gee is Kevin – King of Egypt.
Tickets – £10 Available in advance from Oakham Wines, 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.


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!


February Half Term Craft Workshops

The Year of the Pig and other Farm Animals…
Monday 18 February, 1-3pm &
Wednesday 20 February, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm
£2 per child

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the pig! Create beautiful decorations, gifts and more, all with a Chinese, pig or farm animal theme!
Suitable for children 4-10 years. No need to book, just drop in.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Men in Sheds
A Man in a Workshop
Men in Sheds have outgrown us and can now be found at Unit 8a, Oakham Enterprise Park. For more information about the project telephone 0116 299 2273 or email