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Events are suitable for children aged 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

Each session will be £3 per child to cover materials, accompanying adult is free.

For further information or to book a place on one of the sessions, please contact the Education Officer by phoning 0118 378 6990 or emailing


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The Ure Big Draw Competition - 1st October until 31st October

Celebrate The Big Draw throughout October with us by entering our competition. Every picture tells a story and that’s certainly true for the images on our pots! You can imagine that the picture on one of our pots has come to life and tell us it’s story. Draw out a storyboard and send it to us for a chance to win some goodies from our shop! Pick up a storyboard template from the museum or email to request an electronic version you can print at home! 

Ure Big Draw Competition rules:

  1. To enter you must be under 12 years of age by Friday 30th October 2015.

  2. Entrants should put the following information on the back of their storyboard in block capitals.

  3. Each individual may enter up to 3 separate entries.

  4. Entries can be submitted electronically ( or physical by handing in your entry to the museum or sending it via post (Ure Museum, HUMSS Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 6AA)

  5. The closing date of the competition is 31st October 2015. This date is final. Entries received after this date will not be submitted to the judges.

  6. All entries, together with the entrants first name and age, may be used in publicity campaigns in press, social media and the museum’s website.

  7. The judging panels decision will be final.

  8. One winner will be selected from two categories: Ages 4 -8 and Ages 8 -12

  9.  The selection of winners will take place on or around 3rd November. Winners will be notified by mail, phone or email.

  10. Winners from the two categories will receive a selection of goodies from the museum shop. You must collect your prize from the museum.


Ure Big Draw Competition Launch Event - Saturday 3rd October, 12pm – 4pm

Find your inspiration for the Ure Big Draw Competition at a free afternoon of family friendly activities and a special drawing themed trail.

No need to book for this event, just drop in!


Discover Egypt in a Day- Tuesday 27th October, 10am – 3.30pm

Find out about life in ancient Egypt by taking part in a day of awesome activities which will lead you to get a Discover level Arts Award!

Children are dropped off at 10am and are collected at 3.30pm at the end of the workshop.

Suitable for children aged 8 – 12. Limited places available; booking is essential. Price for the workshop is £15, which includes the price of a Discover level Arts Award Certificate, a nationally recognised qualification.

For more information and to book a place, please contact the Education Officer on 0118 378 6990 or


Museums at Night - Friday 30th October 4.30pm – 7pm (drop in craft activity between 4.30pm – 6.30pm)

Join us for our special late night opening at the Ure Museum! Explore the museum after the lights go out through our torch-lit tours, have a go at our spooky trail and make your own version of a mythical monster!

No need to book for this event, just drop in. Suitable for families with children 6 – 12.  Fee £2 to cover cost of materials.