During the summer holiday the city’s museums are providing plenty of activities to keep both children and adults entertained.
There will be a range of summer activities to choose from which cater for all age ranges and interests.
The activities are as follows:
Etruria Industrial Museum
Bamfords Valuation Day
Fri 6 August, 2 – 4pm. Free antiques valuations.
Mill “Ëœin steam’
Sat 7 August – Sun 8 August, 1 – 4pm. Experience the sights and sounds of Victorian engineering in the heart of the Potteries. Steamings on the hour. Normal admission applies.
Weds 4, 11, 18, 25 August and Weds 1 September, 12 – 3pm. What’s at the bottom of the canal? Create a 3D underwater view. 50p plus admission.
Ford Green Hall
Teddy Bears Picnic
Thurs 29 July, 1 – 4pm. Join Ford Green Hall teddy bears for a fun day. Bring a picnic and listen to our storyteller. Free entry to the Hall when you bring a teddy bear.
Classic Bus Rides
Sun 1 August, 11am – 4pm. Schedule services of free bus rides across local attractions including Gladstone Pottery Museum, Ford Green Hall and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
Weds 11 August, 1 – 4pm. A pirate family fun day. Dress up like a pirate and win a small prize. Free outdoor event, normal admission charges to the Hall apply.
Thurs 12 August, 1 – 4pm. Sow and grow a tiny Tudor knot garden. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Thurs 19 August, 1 – 4pm. Make a pair of Tudor dancers. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Edwardian Fairies Hunt
Sun 22 August, 1 – 4pm. Join our intrepid explorers Mr and Mrs Butterwick as they lead an expedition to discover if fairies truly exist. Tickets: adults £2.50, concessions £1.50, family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) £5, additional child £1. Normal admission charges apply.
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Peter Pan Trail
Mon 26 July – Tues 31 August. Hunt for our Peter Pan clues hidden around the museum. £1 plus admission, with free gift.
Votes for Women
Tues 27 July, 11am – 4pm. See the suffragettes as they protest for their right to vote in 1910. Show your support by making a suffragette rosette. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Classic Bus Running Day
Sun 1 August, 11am – 4pm. Static display of classic vehicles plus free bus rides to museums and other local attractions. Free event, with discounted admission to museum.
Tues 3 August, 11am – 4pm. Make an Art Nouveau stained glass window. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Up in Arms
Tues 10 August, 11am – 4pm. How would you design a coat of arms for a newly united Stoke-on-Trent? Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Peter Pan Day
Thurs 12 August, 11am – 4pm. Meet well loved characters from Peter Pan including Captain Hook and Tinkerbell. Dress up as a pirate or fairy and have your face painted. Each visitor in costume will receive a small gift.
Tues 17 August, 11am – 4pm. A sailor collar will make any outfit the height of Edwardian fashion. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Tues 24 August, 11am – 4pm. Create an Art Nouveau frame for a special photo. Drop-in, 50p plus admission.
Tues 31 August, 11am – 4pm. Make an Edwardian book jacket for your favourite book. Drop-in, 50p plus admission
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Tues 3 – Thurs 26 August, 11am – 4pm. Different digital activities every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Drop-in, free.
Fantastic Frog Mugs
Tues 27 ““ Thurs 29 July. Design a clay pot inspired by our frog mugs.
Tues 3 – Thurs 5 August. Make a Punch or Judy puppet.
Tues 10 – Thurs 12 August. Model your own spiky hedgehog.
Water, Water Everywhere!
Tues 17 – Thurs 19 August. Celebrate World Water Week by making our water mobile.
Tues 24 – Thurs 26 August. Make a Saxon peg doll.
Tues 31 August – Thurs 2 September. Make an Ozzie Owl with flapping wings
For more information on any of these activities please visit: stoke.gov.uk/museum