Live performance, storytelling + new activities every week…

All activities are free with your museum ticket. For dates and times see below.


Monsters and Mermaids week | 7 August – 13 August

Live performance:

Storytelling: Rattlebox Theatre – stories of Monsters and Mermaids
Wednesday 9 August | 11:30am, 12.30pm and 2pm

Squash Box Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret
Friday 11 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make magnificent monster masks + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.15 pm

LATE NIGHT OPENING: THURSDAY 10 AUGUST – OPEN TILL 7.30PM


Awesome Adventurers week | 14 – 20 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Tales of Awesome Adventures’ – storytelling creating a little magic and a lot of laughter Tuesday 15 + Thursday 17 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure; a compass badge to find your way home; a sword or flintlock pistol to fight off dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates; a newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder? Daily | 12 -3.15 pm

LATE NIGHT OPENING: THURSDAY 17 AUGUST – OPEN TILL 7.30PM


Celts, Saxons and Vikings week | 21 – 27 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – Beouwolf Puppet Show
Tuesday 22 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Join Seawolves our tame band of Vikings and discover what Viking combat was really like! Thursday 24 August

Make and Takes: Discover your inner warrior! Make swords, shields, helmets and axes. Daily | 12 – 3pm

LATE NIGHT OPENING: THURSDAY 24 AUGUST – OPEN TILL 7.30PM


Monsters and Mermaids week | 28 August – 3 September

Live performance: Squashbox Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret
Tuesday 29 August | 11:30am + 2pm
Thursday 31 August | 11:30am + 2pm 

Make and takes: Magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.15 pm

LATE NIGHT OPENING: THURSDAY 31 AUGUST – OPEN TILL 7.30PM