Events 2020

Our 30th anniversary events programme has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. From 14th August the museum reopened to the public. A number of the events planned for the anniversary have been postponed. Events for 2020 are listed below.

Friday 4th September - Sunday 20th December

A Cabinet of Curiosities

A temporary exhibition of some of the weird and wonderful objects in the museum's reserve collections.

Every Thursday and Sunday, 2pm (ends 1st November)

Guided tour of the Roman fort

Guided tour of the Roman fort adjacent to the museum. Visitors to the museum can tour the site where the museum's internationally significant collections were discovered by the Senhouse family since the time of Elizabeth I. Museum admission applies. The tours are led by our volunteer guide, numbers are limited and places must be booked at least at least two hours in advance. The site is located in an area or rough grazing, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. To book click below -

Book tickets for the guided tours here

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Saturday 24th October - Sunday 20th December

Out and About with Percy Kelly

An exhibition of sketches by local artist Percy Kelly from the museum's reserve collections.

Events may be subject to change

October Half-term

Monday 26th - Sunday 1st November

Painting with Percy

A family-friendly self-guided activity available to all visitors to the Museum. Try your hand at producing your own artwork inspired by Percy Kelly's work. Art packs are also available to buy and take away to try outdoor sketching like Percy.

Humphrey's Spooky Treasure Hunt

Young visitors can follow Humphrey's clues around the Main Gallery and discover some of the less well known objects in the collections.