Relaxed Opening at Market Hall Museum

Relaxed Opening at Market Hall Museum

Enjoy our activities and explore our collections at your own pace whilst the museum is closed to the general public. All welcome, suitable for those who would benefit from a quieter museum experience.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential, £2.50 per child, payable on the day. Spaces are limited so book at

The cafe will be open for relaxed opening participants only during the session.


Creepy Crawlies and Bumbling Bees – A Natural History Adventure
Thursday 9th August 4pm – 6pm
Be inspired by our insect fossils and working beehive to take part in our creepy-crawly family activities. Help the insects in your garden today by making a butterfly feeder and bug hotel plus make a bee puppet.





What Did the Romans Do For Us?
Thursday 23rd August 4pm – 6pm
Try your hand as a Roman architect for the day. Design a mosaic and see if you can build a Roman arch that will stand for two thousand years. Then try on our Roman clothes and make a laurel leaf headdress to complete the look.



To help you prepare for your visit see a visual story of the museum and the activity plans for the Roman session and Creepy Crawlies session.  If you have any questions, please contact us on 01926 412069 or email