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Our Family Fun events are a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, having fun with arts and craft activities based around some of the fantastic objects in our collection. The sessions take place on a Saturday once a month, from 2.00pm to 4.30pm and cost £1.50 per child. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Fun events take place at Hersham Village Hall, KT12 5LT.

Family Fun events 2017

  • Watery World - Saturday 4 February
    Water is one of life's essentials. Explore how people have used and enjoyed water throughout Elmbridge's past. Experiment with watery crafts and create a floating raft
  • Cracking Coding - Saturday 22 April
    Learn about the fascinating life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer and a resident of Elmbridge. Get creative to crack codes and make your own abacus.
  • Home Sweet Home - Saturday 13 May
    Travel back in time to the homes of the past. Beat the carpets like a Victorian, make Tudor sweets and learn how stone age people used tools to hunt and prepare food.
  • Digging up the Past - Saturday 10 June
    Become an archaeologist, learn about what has been discovered in your local area with object handling - a mini-dig and more!
  • Moving Magic - Leisure Live event - July - date TBC
    Learn about Walton's Movie Industry and make your very own moving images.
  •  Re-Writing History - September 2 September
    Learn about the history of writing, experiment with Roman ink and design your own seal and stamps. 
  •  Shake your Noise Maker - Saturday 7 October
    Discover the noisy objects in the museum's collection and create your very own noise maker.
  •  Historic Hats - Saturday 4 November
    Explore the diverse range of hats in Elmbridge Museum's collection and the stories they tell, then create your own.
  •  Crafty Christmas - Saturday 2 December
    Make your own Victorian Christmas cards and decorations and learn how they transformed the way we celebrate Christmas today.