Creative Bus Stop : Best Museum Workshops (part 2) : Summer 2013

geffrye museum
geffrye museum

1. Geffrye Museum

(Ages 2+, 5+)

From Tuesday 30th July – Friday 16th August, The Geffrye Museum will be running their famously fabulous workshops for children.  The activities are always interesting with the children making a quality product to take home.  Children will make flowerpots, birdcages, bugs … the activities all sound curious and imaginative.  Basically there are 10:30am workshops and 2-4pm; with sessions for children 5+ and 2+, older/younger siblings are welcomed at all.  Sessions are held in a light-filled room.  Sessions are drop-in with only 24 allowed in each session.  Tickets are allocated up to 1 hour before the start.

british museum

2. British Museum

Free 30-40 minute trails : Available from the Families desk in the Great Court at weekends and every day during school holidays, 10.30–16.30.

For 3-5 year olds

Chasing rainbows with Mama Wata : About colour and shapes

Dancing with Shiva : A counting trail

For 6–11 year olds

Revelling round the world About celebrations

Spreading the word About writing and communication

Travelling in time Ancient Greece through the ages

Sailing on the Nile A voyage through ancient Egypt

Hunting for dragons A trail about fantastic creatures

Families Desk : Visit the Families Desk in the Great Court to borrow activities and for advice on your visit.

NOTE : Kids eat free at the Gallery Café 

wallace building

3. The Wallace Collection

(Ages 5+, Families)

There are lots of interesting activities on at the Wallace Collection including proper water colour, sculpting and digital photography workshops for 10+ (£22 per day-long, artist-led instruction).  For little ones, there is The Little Draw drop-in family workshop Sunday 4th August 1:30-4pm.  Friday 9th August there will be an artist-led workshop exploring Eid al-fitr for children ages 5+.  Thursday, August 15th and Friday August 16h the Wallace Collection will host art trails and family fun from 2pm-5pm.

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4. Camden Arts Centre

Head over to Camden Saturdays throughout August and join artist Laura Eldret from 2-4:30.  Ms. Eldret will be leading workshops where children will be responding to the works of Jockum Nordstrom and Emma Hart.  Workshops are drop-in and free.

whitechapel drawing

5. Whitechapel Gallery

Saturday 10th August noon-4pm, family fun day for all ages: throw a pot with Viktoria Redman, create stories for plants, learn about farming and horticulture – an all-around fantastic day of interesting learning.  Free, all ages.   Then, Saturday 17th August, 10-noon, attend the Urban Ecology Bird Stroll, take a bird watching tour of East London, free all ages.