Summer family fun at Sheffield Museums!

© Andy Brown

Join us across our sites over the summer school holidays for lots of fun-filled free family activities

Donations at our free family events provide vital support for your museums – please give if you’re able.

Football Flags
Mon 25 July, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Millennium Gallery
Free, booking recommended

The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final is nearly here! Make a flag to support your favourite team.

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Bronze Age Jewellery
Tue 26 July, 12 – 3pm
Weston Park Museum
Free, just drop in

Recreate Bronze Age jewellery using paper beads strung together to make a stunning design.

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Cutlery Sculpture
Wed 27 July, 12 – 3pm
Kelham Island Museum
Free, just drop in

There’s more to cutlery than eating – join us to make your own sculpture from knives, forks and spoons.

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Festival of Archaeology
Fri 29 Jul, 11am – 3pm
Weston Park Museum 
Free, just drop in

We’re celebrating the Festival of Archaeology with a host of interactive activities around the museum for you to you to try!

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Shapes of Abbeydale
Fri 29 Jul, 12 – 3pm
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Free, just drop in

Use our special shape-finding tool around the Hamlet, then make a block colour picture from what you find.

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Investigating Skeletons
Tue 2 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Weston Park Museum
Free, just drop in

Find out which bones help a hare jump further or a snake eat something bigger than its stomach.

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Tool Makers
Wed 3 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Kelham Island Museum
Free, just drop in

Which job would you invent a tool for? Join us to make a card prototype for your invention.

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Portrait Ready
Fri 5 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Millennium Gallery
Free, just drop in

Learn how to draw a super-exciting self-portrait using a range of different materials.

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The Benty Grange Helmet
Tue 9 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Weston Park Museum
Free, just drop in

Learn the secrets of an amazing Anglo-Saxon helmet and make your own to take home.

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Spots of Ink
Wed 10 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Kelham Island Museum
Free, just drop in

Harry Brearley discovered Stainless Steel but made ink spot art too! Have a go at your own.

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The Great Summer Minibeast Hunt
Fri 12 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Free, just drop in

We’re going on a summer minibeast hunt! Join us to find all the little living things around the Hamlet.

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From Sheffield with Love
Tue 16 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Weston Park Museum
Free, just drop in

Use old postcards to create awesome new artworks to keep or share with your family and friends.

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CHaOS Summer Roadshow
Wed 17 Aug, 11am – 3pm
Kelham Island Museum
Free, just drop in

Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) is returning for the 2022 Summer Tour! There
will be loads of hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations related to science, mathematics, and engineering run by student volunteers.

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Where are all the Sheffield Dinosaurs?
Fri 19 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Millennium Gallery
Free, just drop in

Imagine your own Sheffield dinosaur – what would it look like and how loud would it roar?

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Fabulous Fossils
Tue 23 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Weston Park Museum
Free, just drop in

Get hands-on with ancient sharks’ teeth, plants and ichthyosaur backbones and make a fossil rubbing to take home.

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Kelham Through the Years
Wed 24 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Kelham Island Museum
Free, just drop in

What would you add to the Kelham Island area? Join us and add your creation to our Kelham map.

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Junk Water Wheels
Fri 26 Aug, 12 – 3pm
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Free, just drop in

Join us and make your own working waterwheel and test how well it runs.

 

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