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: Traditional Japanese Braiding

t img 0195 Family Fun: Traditional Japanese Braiding 25 July Saturday 14:00 – 16:30

£3.50 per Child

Join us in a Wooltastic! family fun workshop specially organised to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. Learn simple weaving techniques and the traditional art of Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) with a team of experts. All ages welcome!

All materials included.

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Family Fun: Japanese Fantastic

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17 August Monday 14:00 – 16:30

£3.50 per Child

Join us this summer holiday to experience fantastic Japanese culture. Create your own Manga comic book, make Japanese dolls, learn how Japanese serve tea traditionally, rummage through our collection of costumes and have some dressing up fun! All materials included.

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