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Family-Friendly Events

The Museum holds regular Family Friendly sessions. All sessions are free, though occasionally a small materials donation is suggested.

Take a look at the sessions on offer below.

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    2 - 4 pm, trails available 12 - 5 pm

    Lewis Carol was a keen photographer; you can see his photographic equipment on display here at the museum.  Find out about other, female, pioneers of photography and have a go at creating your own photographs using sun-reactive paper and our digital cameras.

    You can also pick up a family trail, uncover the clues, and discover Alice’s objects in the museum.

    Drop-in, ages 6+.

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    2- 4 pm

    Discover the Museum’s collection of globes and make your own pocket globe.

    Drop-in, ages 9+. Materials £2.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm

    Learn Morse code, experiment with the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus, and unravel the mystery message.

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    2 - 4 pm

    Use microscopes and lenses to observe tiny things, and make magical monoprints of what you've seen.

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    2 - 4 pm

    Discover unusual objects and assemble your own cabinet of curiosities.

    Drop-in, ages 5-13.

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    12 - 4 pm

    Join us for a day of mathematical games and activities from ancient to modern, geometry to code-breaking.

    Drop-in, ages 6+.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    1 - 4 pm

    Use Lego to build eccentric drawing machines and join us in creating a huge, colourful and chaotic automatic drawing!

    Drop-in, ages 7+.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    1 - 4 pm

    Dissect eyeballs and carry out curious visual experiments to help you understand how we see.

    Drop-in, ages 9+.

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    2 - 4 pm

    Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium.

    Drop-in, ages 7-13.

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