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Summer Holidays 2022

We’ve got a fantastic programme of fun activities for the whole family to get involved in! Let your imagination run wild with arts and crafts, tours, object handling and outdoor adventures, we can’t wait to see you!

Activities listed in date order, click the drop-down for more information and to book.

(£) = Activity has a small fee (F) = Free Activity.

Paint brushesTuesday 26 July | 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
£3 per child | Booking required

Taking inspiration from our beautiful Pilkington’s tiles collection, come and decorate a ceramic tile to display at home.

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Victorian ToysWednesday 27 July, 10 August, 24 August | 11:30am, 1pm & 2pm
FREE | No booking required

What did Victorian children play with? Discover how different toys were in the past to the ones we have today and have a go with some Victorian toys yourself!

Junk ModellingThursday 28 July & Wednesday 31 August | 10:30am-12pm & 1.30-3pm
FREE | No booking required

Let your imagination run wild as you create a stunning sculptures out of the junk we’ve collected! Reuse and recycle and make a masterpiece!

Friday 29 July, 12 & 26 August | 11am, 1pm & 2pm
FREE | No booking required

Explore our feely bags to see if you can work out what our mystery objects are today.

Join our facilitator to find out about some of our collection from the Victorian era and beyond!

DioramaTuesday 2 August | 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
£3 per child | Booking required

Use absolutely anything in the museum for your inspiration (or think of something completely different) and create a dramatic 3D diorama using cardboard and arts and craft materials.

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Victorian GalleryWednesday 3 & 17 August and 1 September | 11am, 1pm & 2pm
FREE | No booking required

Join our facilitator at Salford Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about Victorian life and handle some authentic Victorian objects.

Collage CraftThursday 4 August | 11am, 1pm & 2pm
£3 per child | Booking required

Enjoy drawing and sticking as we make mixed media collages Inspired by the Rachel Goodyear exhibition Stirrings.

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Victorian WashdayFriday 5 & 19 August and 2 September | 11am, 1pm & 2pm
FREE | No booking required

Find out all about the Victorian washday and how much hard work it was! Then see for yourself by having a go.

Fascinating Fables, copyright Salford MuseumTuesday 9 August | 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
£3 per child | Booking required

There are many animals to spot in our painting of Aesop composing his fables in the Victorian Gallery. Use the artwork as inspiration and make a paper bag animal puppet and have a go at creating your own fable.

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Child doing craftsThursday 11th August August | 11am, 1pm & 2pm
£2 per child | Booking required

Pick a wrapped craft item out of the box, what will you get? Decorate your craft using the material provided.

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WatercoloursTuesday 16th August August | 11.30am 1.30pm & 2.30pm
£3 per child | Booking required

Inspired by the Rachel Goodyear exhibition Stirrings, this workshop will show you how to work with watercolours and pastels to beautiful effect.

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Child doing craftsThursday 18 August | 10.30am-12pm & 1.30-3pm
FREE | Drop-in, no booking required

Come along and contribute to our giant artwork using the materials provided. Make your mark with paint brushes, crayons, natural materials, or even use your hands and feet! Be prepared to get messy!

Fascinating Fables, copyright Salford MuseumTuesday 23 August | 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
£3  per child | Booking required

There are many animals to spot in our painting of Aesop composing his fables in the Victorian Gallery. Use the artwork as inspiration and make a paper bag animal puppet and have a go at creating your own fable.

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Parent and child craftsThursday 25 August | 10.30am-12pm & 1.30-3pm
FREE | Drop-in, no booking required

Join us for some fun play in our Learning Room. We will have a variety of zones set up with a range of materials, toys and books for kids to engage with. Aimed at our youngest visitors and their families.

WatercoloursTuesday 30th August August | 11.30am 1.30pm & 2.30pm
£3 per child | Booking required

Inspired by the Rachel Goodyear exhibition Stirrings, this workshop will show you how to work with watercolours and pastels to beautiful effect.

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