October Half Term Fun at Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Blog
Date
3rd October 2017

Half term at Derby Museums is going to be bursting with a variety of activities to excite and inspire just about everyone, whether you are a parent looking for a day out with the kids or a group of friends looking for a ‘different’ day out, Derby Museums is full of unique experiences.

The half term kicks off with Discovery Days: Joseph Wright Family Fun Day, a day of tours, crafts and trails, inspired Joseph Wright – an event for the whole family to take part in.

Get into the Halloween spirit with Georgian Jollies: Spooky Treats, where visitors can design, decorate and eat their very own spooky treats.

Pop along to Pickford’s Plot: Poppies and sow your own poppy seeds and create a plant pot to take them home in.

End your jam packed half term with our sixth Derby Mini Maker Faire! The whole family can enjoy ‘making’, from laser cutters, ceramicists, weavers, 3D printers and metal workers; this is an extravaganza not to be missed! Tickets to Derby Mini Maker Faire are £3 adults, FREE for Under 16s. A reduced adult price of £2 is available on the door of the event, when an online ticket is booked via Derby Mini Maker Faire Eventbrite

Andrea Mercer, Senior Audiences and Communities Manager said:

“This October Half Term promises to be one of the biggest at Derby Museums! From spooky Halloween crafts and Joseph Wright inspired activities to our sixth Derby Mini Maker Faire, there is something for all the family! Join us for some truly unique museum experiences.”

All half term events at Derby Museums:

Conservation Day

Tuesday 24 October

10am – 1pm

Museum & Art Gallery

FREE. Suitable for all.


Handling History
Tuesday 24 October
10:30am – 11am
Museum & Art Gallery
FREE. Suitable for all.


Georgian Jollies: Spooky Treats

Tuesday 24 October

10am – 12noon and 1 – 3pm
Pickford’s House
FREE. Suitable for all.


The Art Hub: A Curious Turn

Wednesday 25 October

10am – 12noon and 1 – 3pm

Museum & Art Gallery
FREE. Suitable for all.


Pickford’s Plot: Poppies

Thursday 26 October

10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Pickford’s House
FREE. Suitable for all.


Family Friday: Museum Monsters

Friday 27 October
10 – 11:30am
Museum & Art Gallery
FREE. Suitable for all.

Derby Mini Maker Faire

Saturday 28 October
10am-4pm

The Silk Mill

£3: Adult
£2: discounted adult ticket with voucher 
Go to www.bit.ly/DMMF17TIX to book voucher
FREE: Under 16's

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