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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. Activities in the workshops are aimed at children aged 4 - 11 years old, however younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum Family Fun events will be held at different locations throughout 2018.  Please check the venue details carefully before you travel.


 Drawing with scissors like Matisse - Saturday 10 February

Be inspired by the famous cut-outs made by Henri Matisse and make your own colourful collage.

 Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF

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The Wrens of Oxshott - Saturday 10 March

Explore the works of art created by the local Wren family and create your own clay animal.

Walton Library, 54 The Heart, KT12 1GH

Votes for women! - Saturday 7 April

2018 marks 100 years of some women being allowed to vote.  Find out how local women campaigned for this right and join the fight for women's suffrage by making a rosette.

Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Close, KT7 0BS

Things with wings - Saturday 12 May

Join Elmbridge Museum for a craft workshop linked to Surrey Museum’s month. Discover birds, butterflies and insects and create your own ‘things with wings’ craft to take home.

Cobham Library, The Cedar Centre, Cedar Road, KT11 2AE

Awesome Anglo-Saxons - Saturday 9 June

Create your own Saxon inspired jewellery and find out about the Anglo-Saxons in Elmbridge.

Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Close, KT7 0BS


***Festival of Archaeology Event*** Horrible Heads - Saturday 14 July

Take part in the Festival of Archaeology with Elmbridge Museum.  Learn about this stone carved head and other objects excavated from the Oatlands Palace site in Weybridge. Make a replica portrait of this horrible head to hang up at home.

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF

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Paint - Saturday 11 August

Join Elmbridge Museum for a Family Fun workshop linked to the ‘People of Elmbridge’ exhibition at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre.

From film-stars and sports people to engineers and soldiers, explore the paintings and photographs included in the ‘People of Elmbridge’ exhibition to find out about the former famous residents of Elmbridge. Discover the story of Amy Gentry, pioneer of women’s rowing in England, and learn about the writer R.C. Sheriff.

Inspired by the artworks on display, work with local artist Jennifer Seajay to paint a self-portrait or portrait of your family. You never know, your portrait might become famous one day.

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF

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 Lights, Camera, Action! - Saturday 15 September

Find out about local cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth and discover more about Walton’s Movie Industry. Get ready to direct your own movie by making a clapper board and megaphone.

Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1AU

Marvellous Marchpane - Saturday 13 October

Travel back in time to the Tudor kitchen. Learn about Tudor food and cooking. Make your own Tudor Sweets. 

***Please note that we will be using marzipan in this workshop, so it will not be suitable for people with nut allergies to participate***

Walton Library, 54 The Heart, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1GH

Remember with a Poppy - Saturday 10 November

Commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 by finding out why the poppy flower is so significant Make your own poppy craft to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Cobham Library, The Cedar Centre, Cedar Road, KT11 2AE

Wonderful Wreaths - Saturday 15 December

Make your own Christmas wreath and find out how this festive tradition began with the Romans.

Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Close, KT7 0BS