The Museum opens on 6th April and closes on 2nd November.
In addition to our permanent exhibits, we run a range of special exhibitions and other interesting events throughout the year.
For 2019 these are as listed below:
Check out the Museum News page for other postings and updates.
Special Exhibition “Play the Game” opened on the 20th July
See below for the special “make a traditional toy” children’s activity session on Thursday 29th August.
6th April to 13th July
Our first exhibition of 2019 focuses on the story of the Grammar School’s centuries old history.
Play the Game
20th July to 31st August
A look at how toys and games through time.
Art Exhibition by Local Artist Jackie Setter
20th September to 12th October 2019
An exhibition of work by local artist Jackie Setter. An opportunity to view and purchase at reasonable rates a wide range of her work.
The Hidden Collection
7th September to 2nd November
Volunteer’s choice, exhibits from our archives
Art in the Museum
9th November to 30th November, 11am – 2pm daily (except Sundays)
An exhibition of art and craft ranging over many skills – paintings, textiles, woodwork, jewellery and pottery. Something for every pocket. Exhibitors are welcome to apply from August.
Make a traditional Toy activity session
Thursday 29th August 2019 10:00 am to 12:30pm
for 9 years plus.
Construct a periscope from ready cut pieces and decorate to take home.
Cost: £3 per child . To book a place email
firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 27th August
Heritage Open Days
13th September to 22nd September 2019
Free entry to the museum and extra activities to help visitors enjoy their time at the museum.
Your museum needs you so please help keep us open!
Guided Walk around Market Square, Abbey Street and Church Street
Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 6:00 pm
A guided walk around Market Street, Abbey Street and Church Street. Meet at the museum for Tea/Coffee and first take a look around the museum galleries.
A repeat of last year’s walk for those that missed out and can join us in the evening.
Cost: £4 (includes museum visit and Tea/Coffee). Booking: Please book at the museum as numbers are limited.