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 | 17 – 23 July

Live performance: Squash Box Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret Tuesday 18 + Thursday 20 July | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Awesome Adventures week | 24 – 30 July

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Tales of Awesome Adventures’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter Tuesday 25 + Thursday 27 July | 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 of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates; A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Celts, Saxons and Vikings week | 31 July – 6 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Beouwolf Puppet Show’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter
Tuesday 1 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Join Seawolves our tame band of Vikings and discover what Viking combat was really like! Thursday 3 August

Make and takes: Make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Monsters and Mermaids week | 7 August – 13 August

Live performance: Squash Box Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret
Tuesday 1 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Thursday 3 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Awesome Adventurers week | 14 – 20 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Tales of Awesome Adventures’ – storytelling and puppet shows 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 of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates; A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder? Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Celts, Saxons and Vikings week | 21 – 27 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Beouwolf Puppet Show’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter
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


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 -3.30 pm