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Events and Activities at Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum plays host to an annual programme of exciting family events, monthly walks, talks and seasonal activities.

Browse our events to see what’s on now and what’s coming this year including the return of the Festival of Thrift and many other community-based activities.

Events 2020

Whilst you may not be able to visit us at Kirkleatham Museum, we have created a programme of virtual events, craft videos, and activities suitable for all ages inspired by things you would find at the Museum to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Full details of the programme can be found here.

Activities

There are always other exciting things to do while visiting the museum. Here are some of the activities you can do with your family during your visit to Kirkleatham.

Talks 2020

Kirkleatham Museum plays host to an inspiring programme of talks, and we are delighted to be able to deliver these to you live on a computer near you! There is no charge of any sort – just check that your sound system works so that you can hear the commentary and your camera and mic are working if you wish to participate in the meeting or question the speaker.

Kirkleatham Talks 2020
19 May The Fearless Flyers of Marske
26 May Arthur and Adeline
2 June River Tees and its Ancient Ports
16 June A Woman in a Man’s World
30 June Egton Catholics
14 July Secrets of the Attic – The Love of Dangerous Men.
28 July Memories of Marske

Treasure Hunts

Special exhibitions have themed treasure hunts and quizzes to help you explore them more.  Quiz sheets and hunt instructions are available from the museum shop.

Memories of Childhood Traditional Games Boxes

Introduce your children to your favourite childhood games with the Museum’s Traditional Games Box. Each box has a selection of traditional board games and garden toys for you to play. Games include quoits, skittles, skipping ropes, boolah (hoop & stick), kites, as well as giant versions of favourite board games like draughts, Snakes and Ladders and noughts and crosses.

Boxes may be borrowed from the museum shop for 2 hours with a deposit, such as your car/house keys or credit card.

Larger boxes are also available for group bookings and parties.

Making a Mark

Making a Mark is an exciting programme for children created by Tees Valley Museums working with the National Portrait Gallery. It aims to encourage children to be curious and creative and make their own mark inspired by our local heritage.

Click here to find out more about Making a Mark programme

Enjoy Events

Sep

01

Thriftfest Upcycled September 2020

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Oct

06

Kirkleatham Talks- Arthur Cima & Adeline

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Nov

03

Kirkleatham Talks - Lewis Carroll

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