Summer Holiday Activities

Family friendly talks and artist-led workshops

July 26th 2017 10:00am - August 31st 2017 05:30pm

Family friendly talks and artist-led workshops

During the school holidays the Museum offers activities for all the family. Join us for informal drop-in talks and walks, Hands on History sessions and creative workshops. Informal talks will usually happen at 2pm. For drop-in artist led workshops visit us on every Wednesday of the Summer Holidays. 

Drop-in talks - everyday (except Saturdays and Sundays) at 2pm

Hands on History sessions: 26 July, 9, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 August,  12am-2pm
Wild Wednesday Workshop, 2 August, 11am-4pm Paper Boats
When the Brontës were children, they loved stories of adventures in boats taking their characters to far off mysterious lands… Sail away with Branwell and his sisters in this workshop making beautiful paper boats. Create your own design and decorate with different ways of printing.

Wild Wednesday Workshop, 9 August, 11am-4pm Wax Painting 
The Brontës were all keen artists and loved to go outdoors in all weathers. Follow Branwell in creating a dramatic stormy landscape by painting with encaustic wax and include a ruined tower in your scene, just as he did!
Wild Wednesday Workshop, 16 August, 11am-4pm Pocket Brontës  
Create tiny puppets recreating the Brontës and their most famous or infamous characters. Discover more about the worlds they created as children as we make unique and eccentric characters of our own. You might even make Branwell as Byron or Mr Brontë as the Duke of Wellington…

Wild Wednesday Workshop, 23 August, 11am-4pm Create a Scene!
The Brontës loved to tell stories and create imaginary worlds, make your own popup scene at the Museum incorporating some of Branwell’s amazing architectural drawings.

Wild Wednesday Workshop, 30 August, 11am-4pm Felt Jewellery  
The Brontës had some surprisingly glamorous jewellery, but not, as far as we know, made of felt! But you can if you come along to our felt jewellery ‘drop in’, and make  a beautiful brooch or hair clip to take home with you.

All activities free with admission to the Museum. All materials provided.
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