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Booking information

Limited Spaces. Queue outside Hands On Base for entry, first come, first served.

Suitable for families with children aged 3 +

About this event

Come along to these fun family sessions that will explore a different theme linked to the collections in our galleries, like animals, costume, masks, music and toys to name a few.

Sessions are aimed at families with children aged 3+.  The first two sessions are aimed at younger children in particular. 

See themes and dates here:

26 August - Carnival: find out why and how people in different countries celebrate Carnival, and then join in the celebration by trying on masks and playing instruments from our collection.

2 September - Our normal Explore sessions will be replaced by short stoytelling sessions. Explore will return as normal on 9 September.
9 September - Nature: find out why different mini-beasts, animals and plants are so important to people and the planet and then touch amazing objects from our collection.
16 September - Toys: find out why toys and playing are so important, then have fun playing with some of the toys from our collection. 
23 September - Flying Animals: can you think of any animals that can fly? You might just be surprised by the different ones that can! Then explore some of the taxidermy animals from our collection. 
30 September - Masks: find out about some of the special occasions that people wear masks for, then try on some of the masks from our collection.

Further listings to be confirmed shortly.