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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!

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:
‘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.

‘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
In collaboration with Leicestershire Fieldwalkers &The Prehistoric Society

More information to follow.
£ tba