Upcoming Events


Halloween Fancy Dress Party!

31 October, 4:00 - 18:30, £10.00 per child, Free for accompanying adult

Halloween Fancy Dress Party!

Celebrate Halloween with fancy dress fun, music and games. Join in with apple bobbing, crafts and a spooky ghost hunt. A mad scientist will be creating smoke, potions and bubbles for the occasion! Food will be available before the fun begins, and also refreshments for adults to purchase.     

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Sparkle and Bang

2 November, 11:00 - 4:00

Sparkle and Bang

Join us for our Bonfire Night themed day to make an array of sparkly and noisy creations. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.


Cobweb Orchestra

4 November, 6.00, £11 Adults, £10 Concs and Friends

Cobweb Orchestra An evening of music by Mozart in the superb setting of the Museum’s Picture Galleries. Cobweb Orchestra players from throughout the North will be joined by inspirational soloists Jo Montgomery and Chrissie Slater in the sublime Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra. The programme will also include Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Haffner Symphony and the ever popular overture from The Marriage of Figaro.

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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Studio Tour

7 November, 2:15

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Studio Tour

Join our Conservators Cecilia and Lito for a behind the scenes tour of the conservation studios to learn how our specialist teams care for paintings and textiles. 

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Painting Everyday Life in Oils or Acrylic

9 Nov Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

Painting Everyday Life in Oils or Acrylic

Join artist Linda Birch to be inspired by the work of Courbet, the socialist realist painter of everyday life, whose work hangs in the Museum. This class will examine how to depict people at work or pursuing leisure interests, including sporting and social events, farming and shopping. 

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*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.

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