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Events and Activities

Join the Museum’s learning team for one of our special events or activity days, all designed to engage children and their families on learning more about the museum and our collections. Click on the links below for further information.

Mini Aces Club (under 5s)

Run on the 2nd Thursday of every month (term time only)

Mini Aces club brings the Museum to life through stories, craft, song and dance. With a focus on different objects, stories and exhibits each month, children will discover the treasures we have in our collection and build self-confidence in a new and exciting environment.

Two 45 minute sessions run from 10.30-11.15 and 11.30-12.15 in the Art gallery (next to the Sunbeam cafe)

Each session costs £2.00 per child - Adults are free for activity (pay on the day)*

Please book in advance, sessions are limited to 10 children max

To book email [email protected] or phone 01932 857381 ext 257

*Normal admission prices apply for entry to museum

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Family Workshops

During the school holidays and at some of our major events the learning team run workshops for families. In the past we have made windsocks, discovered the secrets of Paper Marbling and even helped the resistance decode WW2 messages.

May Half Term

  • Peg Planes - 30th May to 2nd June

Children’s Photography Courses

In this series of photography courses developed specially for children and run by Sharp Shots Photo Club, your child will learn more about composition, the mechanics of their camera and how to take a great photograph.

To book and for more details please visit: sharpshotsphotoclub.co.uk or contact Lillian on 07969 466 572 or [email protected]

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday 21st May 10:30am - 1pm: Capturing Action


Santa on the VC10

This December, at weekends, Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest for a while and borrowing our VC10 aircraft so that he can meet his young fans.

For children aged 5-8, normal museum admission of £6.00 is payable + £5 for a visit to Santa (includes a small present). Accompanying adults and seniors pay normal Museum admission. For Children under 5, admission to the Museum is FREE and they can also visit Santa for £5.

Santa on the VC10 must be pre-booked with Donna Hopton at [email protected]

2017 Santa Dates coming soon