Events

Hands on with History: Seaside Holidays 
Weds 26 July (Summer Holidays)


Dreaming of a seaside holiday? Come along to our seaside-themed craft activities instead and you can even play in our sandpit afterwards!

Drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm. Usual admission fees apply. Children MUST bring an adult. 

Treasure Roadshow
Thurs 27 July

Join us for a special Treasure Roadshow at the museum with Sophie Flynn, the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Essex; part of our celebrations of the Treasure 20 project.
 

Hands on with History: Stone Age Day 
Weds 16 August (Summer Holidays)


Join our Stone Age man to find out what life was like thousands of years ago! He’ll be setting up camp in the museum grounds!

Drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm. Usual admission fees apply. Children MUST bring an adult. 


Hands on with History: Shell Creatures
Weds 23 August (Summer Holidays)

Come along to make seaside creatures from shells! You can use one of our shells, or bring along any you’ve collected on the seashore!

Drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm. Usual admission fees apply. Children MUST bring an adult. 

Open Heritage Weekend
9 and 10 September

Enjoy FREE entry to the museum all weekend for Open Heritage Weekend! We’ll be running Object Handling sessions in the galleries so you can get up close and personal with our collections!
 

Woolly Mammoth Fun Days
Weds 25 and Thurs 26 October (Half-Term)

Learn about these enormous creatures that lived during the last ice age and see a real woolly mammoth tusk!

Drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm. Usual admission fees apply. Children MUST bring an adult. 
 

Decorate our Christmas Tree
Sat 9 December

Make festive Christmas tree decorations – one for the museum’s Christmas tree and one to take home with you.

Drop in sessions, 11am – 1pm and 2-4pm. Usual admission fees apply. Children MUST bring an adult. 

 

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