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Museum Explorers

Tuesday 2 to Friday 12 April, during opening hours
£2, available from Museum reception

Get to know the museum and its collection by buying one of our gallery trails. You also receive a pack of colouring pencils and a sticker!

Toys Through Time

Tuesday 2 & 9 April, 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm
£1.50 for toy kit, drop-in, no booking required

Come and have a go with our traditional toys from the past. See how they have changed over the years and how they compare to toys children play with in modern times. Not a touch screen in sight! Take home a make-it-yourself toy kit.

Washday Wednesday

Wednesday 3 & 10 April, 11am & 2pm
FREE, drop-in, no booking required

What is a posser? How was a donkey stone used? Come down to Lark Hill Place for a chat and a demonstration about how the residents of Lark Hill Place would have done their laundry and find out the answer to these questions and more!

Lark Hill Place Sweet Shop

Friday 5 & 12 April, all day
£1.50 for toy kit, drop-in, no booking required

Got a sweet tooth? Mr Tomlinson’s Sweet Shop is open every Friday in the school holidays for some sweet treats in return for a donation to the museum. Also, whilst you are browsing the shelves, why not pick up a make-it-yourself toy kit. View full event.

Grand designs!

Immerse yourself in our glorious collection of pottery made by Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company. Get involved with the design process from start to finish! Put your ideas down on paper and when you have perfected your vision, use the materials provided to make your masterpiece a reality!

Design a Vase

Thursday 4 April, 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm
£4 | drop-in, no booking required

Have a go at designing and decorating your own vase using the exhibition as inspiration. View full event.

Design a Tile

Thursday 11 April, 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm
£4 | drop-in, no booking required

Look at the beautiful tiles on display in the Pilkington’s exhibition and have a go at designing and decorating your own. View full event.