Free Half Term Fun at Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Blog
Date
30th January 2020

Pangolin Day

Saturday 15 February, 10am-3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

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Celebrate our Nature Gallery mascot with our special Pangolin Day event. Enjoy pangolin activities, stories and facts with our Nature Ambassadors.

Drop-in session, suitable for all.

For more information please visit https://www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on/pangolin-day

TRAIL: The Pharaohs’ Treasure Trail

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Museum & Art Gallery Trail sheets £1 each / FREE for Derby Museums Family Friends

The Pharaohs have hidden their treasure around the Museum and Art Gallery. Meet the leaders of Ancient Egypt and solve the clues to find some treasure of your own.

Drop-in session, suitable for children 5-15 years old with their grown-ups.

Crafty Tuesdays: Beautiful Birds

Tuesday 18 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate,DerbyDE1 1DA

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Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This half term have a go at making some beautiful birds to celebrate our garden visitors.

Drop-in session, suitable for children 5-15 years old with their grown-ups. Accessibility restrictions to upper floors.

Family Handling Histories

Wednesday 19 February, 10-10.30am
Museum & Art Gallery

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Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some objects from our collection.

Drop-in session, suitable for families.

Art Hub: Making a Maquette

Wednesday 19 February, 10.30am-12.30pm
Museum & Art Gallery
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Suitable for families with children aged 7+.

At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there's always something new to try in this artist-led session. This time we'll explore how to make a maquette (small scale model) inspired by the work of Ronald Pope.

Pickford’s Family Tour

Wednesday 19 February, 10.30-11.30am
Pickford's House
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Our friendly, costumed staff will guide you around Georgian Architect Joseph Pickford’s House to uncover how the house has evolved through the ages and the many residents who called it their home.

Drop-in session, suitable for all. Accessibility restrictions to upper floors.

Pickford’s Plot: Bird Feeders

Thursday 20 February, 1-3pm
Pickford’s House
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Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s House garden during the holidays.

Drop-in session, suitable for families.

Family Friday: Sculpture

Friday 21 February, 10-11.30am
Museum & Art Gallery
FREE - Give What You Think

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family explore your creative sides. This half term we'll be exploring sculpture and having a go at making our own creations.

Drop-in session, suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups.

For more information about Derby Museums half term activities: https://www.derbymuseums.org/whats-on

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