Children’s events

Please note

All events require advance booking of five days unless otherwise stated.
You can book a place at any of our events at the Museum shop, over the phone on 01225 464640 or via email to
All workshops include free admission to the Museum!
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Chinese Opera Mask-making

Opera Mask making workshop 300x295 Chinese Opera Mask making Family Fun-Day

Monday 30 March
13:30 – 16:00

A family fun-day in the temporary exhibition gallery, where Music in China is on show.
Immerse yourself in our fun packed activities: opera mask making, dressing-up, face painting. Even handle some traditional Asian music instruments!

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Family Fun: Story of Your Object

Saturday 10 Oct   13:00 – 16:00   Drop-in

Admission: £3.50 per Child (Children to be accompanied)

01 MEAA Image Big Draw 02Working with artist Chloe Regan, select and draw your favourite object in the museum and decorate it with your own patterns, or take inspiration from the collection. The drawings produced will be displayed throughout October in the museum. This event is part of the Big Draw Festival – Every Picture Tells a Story.



Family Fun: Shadow Puppet Fun

Saturday 24 Oct   14:00 – 15:30  
Admission: Free.  Booking required, Max 12 people (Children to be accompanied)

2 186x257 custom Family Fun: Shadow Puppet FunWorking with Chinese  Xiao Wei Wang, explore the art of ancient Asian puppetry, learn some simple Chinese shadow puppet-making techniques and create your own play. This event is part of Bath Heritage Open Week.

Family Fun: Christmas Origami

Monday 21 December 14:00-15:30  Drop-in

Admission: £3.50 per Child (Children to be accompanied)

17 christmas-origamiJoin us for an afternoon of origami and Christmas magic, make some Christmas decorations, create stars, Father Christmas, reindeers, angels, present boxes and more!

Suitable for all ages. Materials included.


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