Museum Learning – for Families

“Hands-on History to Inspire, Engage & Create”

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Explore our fun interactive galleries and discover Saddleworth’s unique heritage through hands-on activities around the museum. Have a go at our Family Trail prize draw, make a Victorian toy and weave some threads inspired by our infamous Dobcross Loom. Or if dressing up is your thing, put yourself in the picture as a Morris Man or local suffragette Annie Kenney (uploading to Facebook optional!).

From Ice Age animal bones, Viking Jewellery and accessible Victorian room, to name just a few of the exhibits, there really is something for all ages and interests.

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LATEST GALLERY NEWS: Santa’s Grotto from last December has now been packed up  The dressing up stations continue to go down well and we love receiving visitor’s photographs of themselves in costume, keep them coming! The activity table, on the first floor in gallery 3, continues to be refreshed and currently has the theme “what do you think?”, please let your children spend a while in this area..Lindsey January 2018.

Family Bags

A family visit to our museum galleries would not be complete without one of our family bags. Please ask for one at the admissions desk. We currently have available “victorian life” and “transport” options.  February). A variety of creative crafts inspired by our museum displays. 

We snapped a couple of families going round the gallries and re-produce this photograph with their permission.                          THANK YOU! >>

LATEST FAMILY BAG NEWS: Our Family Bags are proving a huge success! There are a number of different themes now, and we continue to refresh them, so please ask for one at reception if you are visiting our exhibition galleries with your children. Lindsey January 2018.

Museum Makes

Our afternoon of half-term fun (Oct & February). A variety of creative crafts inspired by our museum displays. Please check the Events page on this website and our Facebook page for bookable workshop dates in the half term holidays.

The gallery of photos from a mueum makes event are re-produced here with the permission of all those featured.     MANY THANKS >>

LATEST NEWS: Our half-term Museum Makes workshop – “Take on Transport” – on Thursday 16th February 2017 was a great success. Please check the Events page on this website or visit our Facebook page for news of our next event. Administrator March 2017.

NEW for 2017!

Family Bags – We are considering adding Archaeology to our rang of wonderfully tactile activity bags….Great for families with young children.

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