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A photo of a family-friendly holiday workshop at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Holiday activities

We run lots of family-friendly holiday activities throughout the year!

Here's what's planned for May half term and the Summer holidays.

May/June 2016 Half Term

Self directed fun: Pick Up and Go

Enjoy some fun self-directed activities connected to our collections and exhibitions.
Saturday 28 May 2016
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Friday 3 June 2016
Saturday 4 June 2016

Drop-in: Natural History Curators

Get a glimpse into how a natural history curator looks after their collections. Enjoy some fun craft activities and see some live taxidermy!
Saturday 28 May 2016

Drop-in: Ruffs and Cuffs

Make Elizabethan-style paper ruffs and cuffs and find as many portraits of figures wearing ruffs and cuffs as you can!
Wednesday 1 June 2016

Artist-led workshop: Memory Boxes

Make a museum in a box and create scenes using a range of arts and crafts materials.
Thursday 2 June 2016

Shakespeare 400: Gnomeo and Juliet (G)

The neighbouring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war but the gnomes, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) are in love!
Saturday 4 June 2016

Summer 2016

Week One

Wild About Plymouth: Discovering Atlantis

Sea local seashore specimens and get creative using items from the shoreline to make your own lost islands at Peninsula Arts.
Saturday 23 July 2016

Special Event: Ship's Figurehead

Help our guest artist decorate a model of a ship’s figurehead based on Pegasus the winged horse.
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Thursday 28 July 2016
Friday 29 July 2016

Week Two

Holiday Drop-In: Colour and Collage

Use our arts and crafts materials to colour and collage your own creations.
Wednesday 3 August 2016

Holiday Workshop: Egyptian Gods

Take inspiration from our ‘Ancient Egypt’ gallery and create your favourite Egyptian God.
Thursday 4 August 2016

Week Three

Wild About Plymouth: Ice Age Plymouth

Discover the incredible creatures that lived in and around Plymouth during the Ice Age at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday 10 August 2016

Holiday Workshop: Scary Beasts and Beautiful Birds

Craft a scary beast or a beautiful bird inspired by the creatures in our natural history gallery.
Thursday 11 August 2016

Week Four

Holiday Drop-In: Sea/Paper/Swim

Write your own offerings to the sea and make origami swimmers at Peninsula Arts.
Wednesday 17 August 2016

Holiday Workshop: Bronze Age Torques

Make a card version of a Bronze Age torque that you can wear.
Thursday 18 August 2016

Week Five

Special Event: Pegasus: Winged Horse of the Gods Storytelling

Join our professional storyteller for a fascinating retelling of an ancient Greek myth.
Saturday 20 August 2016

Holiday Drop-In: Amazing Allsorts

Come in and help us use up our arts and crafts resources!
Wednesday 24 August 2016

Holiday Drop-In: Colour and Collage

Use our arts and crafts materials to colour and collage your own creations.
Thursday 25 August 2016

Special Event: The Little and Big Knit

Take part in a fun introductory knitting session for all ages!
Friday 26 August 2016

Don't forget our other special events in July and August too!

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