Family events

MERL Families Jethro rat logoFull details of our family events are listed below and are also available in the MERL families guide. Click on the link to download your copy of the January to June 2014 edition 

MERL families guide, Jan-June 2014  (PDF 1MB).

Easter opening times Usual opening times apply during the holiday until Weds 16th April, when we close at 5pm and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 22nd April.

Easter holiday events

Easter trailEaster trail

5th to 16th April

  • Normal opening times
  • £2 per child
  • Drop-in
  • Suitable for families with children of all ages

Follow the Easter trail and local the Easter eggs in the Museum and garden. Prizes for all!

 

Family tour guidesFamily Tours

Tues 8th & 15th April

  • 11am & 2.30pm
  • Free 
  • Suitable for families with children aged 4+
  • Drop-in

Join members of our team of family tour guides for a fun, interactive 30 minute tour of the museum and hear stories about what it was like to live and work in the countryside.

 

Wooden egg cupDecoupage egg cups

Wed 9th April

  • 10am – 11.30pm & 11.30pm – 1pm, 2-3.30pm 
  • £3 per child 
  • Book
  • Suitable for families with children aged 4+

Be inspirted by the Museum's intriguing egg-related artefacts this Easter and then decorate your very own egg cup using decoupage techniques.

 

 

 

Baskets at MERLRag Easter basket weaving

Thu 10th April

  • 10.00am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 1pm & 2.00pm - 3.30pm
  • £3 per child
  • Book
  • Suitable for families with children aged 3+

Explore some of the beautiful baskets in the MERL collection and use cloth to weave your very own.

 

 

 

birds nestBird's nest making

Fri 11th April

  • 10.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm
  • £2 per child
  • Drop-in*
  • Suitable for early years and above 

Come and get messy making nests from tissue paper, yarn and glue. Use your imagination to create a fantastic, colourful home that any bird would be proud of!

 

Peppermint cream eggs

Weds 16th April

  • 10.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm
  • £3 per child
  • Drop-in*
  • Suitable for families with children aged 3+

Come and get messy making nests from tissue paper, yarn and glue. Use your imagination to create a fantastic, colourful home that any bird would be proud of!

 

MERL Families Jethro rat logoImportant note:

*DROP-IN WORKSHOPS
There is no need to book for our drop-in events. Activities take between 10 and 30 minutes. Come along at any time during the session. Timed tickets may be issued at busy times as space is limited, and you may need to wait for the next available session. Once you have a ticket, you don't need to queue. There is plenty to see and do in the Museum while you wait, and a member of staff will call you when you session is starting. On very busy days, sessions may fill up completely and though we do our best to accommodate everyone, we can not guarantee a space.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
MERL welcomes children of all ages but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Our fun events and activities are designed so that the whole family can enjoy interesting and informative new experiences together. In order for everyone to get the most out of the workshop activities, we ask that there are no more than two children (of the appropriate age for the activity) per adult in your group, and thank you for your cooperation in this.

Please see our  Terms and conditions for bookable events

 

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