All events require advance booking. Please refer to each event detail for booking information.
You can book a place at any of our events at the Museum shop, over the phone on 01225 464640 or via email to email@example.com.
All workshops include free admission to the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, one adult maximun to two children per workshop.
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.
28 August Friday 18:00 – 19:30
Public £15 | Friends & Students £12
Max 10 people
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique. Join our Kumihimo expert Anne Hurwitz for a fun, hands-on, experience creating your own unique piece of jewellery.
25 September Friday 18:00 – 19:00
Public £6 | Friends & Students £3
Join us for this early evening origami workshop specially designed for adults. Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and learn how to create origami decorations for autumn and Halloween. Materials included, no previous experience required.
This is a storytelling event taking place in the Circus, Bath, on Sunday 27 September. Organised by the Museum of East Asian Art and led by international storyteller Cassandra Wye Step, with help from the Natural Theatre Company, you will learn about the legend behind one of China’s biggest celebrations – The Mid-Autumn, or Harvest Moon, Festival.
The Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated by many Asian countries on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar. This falls in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. Families traditionally gather in the evening of the festival for mooncakes and tea. While the adults are chatting and appreciating the harvest moon, children play in the garden competing for the best lantern.
This year the Festival is on 27 September. Join us to celebrate the moon and all of her mysteries. Step into the dramatic story of Chang’e and Hou Yi, where 10 burning suns threaten to ruin the world and a dedicated wife sacrifices her mortality for her husband and flies to the moon. This will be an interactive event with audiences encouraged to get involved and take part in the collective imagining of the story of the Harvest Moon.