Spending your holiday at home this summer or wanting something to keep you busy and on your toes? Why not get involved with events at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums?
From 19 July to 30 August the Council is hosting a number of craft and activity sessions which the whole family can enjoy. Learn about Roman coins at the Roman Baths as part of the Beau Street Hoard activity programme (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund); create designs at the Fashion Museum, or let the children channel their inspiration into art at the Victoria Art Gallery.
With all these events happening, there’s something for everyone this summer, and better yet, they’re right on your doorstep!
Standard and Deliver
Monday 28 July, 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Investigate Roman coins to find out about army standards. Make a standard to lead your family this summer.
A head of the game
Monday 4 August: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
What did a Roman’s hairstyle say about them? Find out and make a wiggy wonder. Family drop-in.
Victoria Art Gallery
Life on the ocean wave
Friday 25 July; 10.30 am – 12 noon
Enjoy our boat pictures and build up a boat collage using recycled materials. For 6 to 11 year olds.
Beside the Seaside
Wednesday 30 July, 10.30am –11am
Make seaside scenes using rubbings and textures to get you in the summer holiday mood. For 3 to 5 year olds. Squash and biscuits included.
Friday 1 August 10.30am – 12 noon
Explore our special exhibition and invent a mythical creature and print your design. For 6 to 11 year olds.
Animals went in two by two
Wednesday 6 August: 10.30 am – 11 am
Search for special animals with magnifying glasses and explore Noah’s ark. Make animal pictures using pastels and paint. For 3 to 5 year olds. Squash and biscuits included.
Draw and paint it
Tuesday 29 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Explore the designs and motifs in our GEORGIANS exhibition and use watercolours to design an outfit.
Booked craft session for 11 to 16 year olds – bookings in advance at the Fashion Museum reception £5.00 per child.
Get started with crazy wool
Wednesday 30 July, 10.00am – 12 noon
Try this special technique to make an individual brooch. For 11 to 16 year olds. £5 each.
Tuesday 5 August: 10.30am – 12 noon & 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Investigate the jewel colours in our Georgians exhibition and use them in a design of your own. Family drop-in.
Get started with rag rugs
Wednesday 6 August: 10.00am – 12 noon
Try this technique and make a rag rug. Craft session for 11 to 16 year olds. £5 each.
Normal admission prices apply to all Roman Baths and Fashion Museum family drop-in events, but are free to resident Discovery Card holders. Special craft sessions at the Fashion Museum for 11-16 year olds are £5 per participant. Please book at the Fashion Museum reception.
All Victoria Art Gallery events cost £4 per participant and must be booked in advance on 01225 477244. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Residents can apply for a Discovery Card by taking along two forms of ID to the following Council buildings: the Roman Baths; Riverside in Keynsham; The Hollies in Midsomer Norton and also the Discovery Card point in the One Stop Shop on Manvers Street, Bath.
For more details of heritage events including listings, the online leaflet and website links for the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery, visit http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/heritageevents or pick up a leaflet in your local library.