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Museum events

Museum events

Please contact us for details of hiring the museum as an event venue.

See also the archive of previous events and the Friends' Lecture series.

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children's activties

Drawing out Science Activity Day

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 11am – 4pm at the Polar Museum

Suitable for families and children of all ages.

Get inspired by science and make something creative! Polar Science not only helps us discover our changing world, but can inspire the artist in all of us. Join us for our activity day where art and science meet! Science experiments with ice! Drawing activities with artist Emma Stibbon and scientist Professor Katharine Cashman, with many more activities available throughout the day.

Free drop in activities available all day plus bookable drawing workshops with artist Emma Stibbon at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Workshops last 45 minutes and are for ages 7+ and can be booked here.


Get Creative with Science: Storytelling and Activity Session

Thursday 6 August 2015, 10am -11.30am at the Polar Museum

Suitable for 4-8 year olds


Ever thought about the stories behind science? Or the adventures had by explorers and scientists? Join us for science storytime followed by drawing activities with artist, Emma Stibbons.

Free bookable session (All children must be accompanied by an adult)

Bookings via email:

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Polar Domes

The Polar Museum Children's Tour

Monday 17 August & Monday 24 August

11am – 11.45am

Suitable for ages 7-13 year olds

Ever felt overwhelmed by all the exciting things in a museum and didn't know where to look first? Join us for a tour of The Polar Museum where we will tell you all about the Polar Regions, and everything from explorers to shamanism. This tour is especially for children.

Free bookable session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings via email:

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

2015: 30 September, 11 November

2016: 27 January, 16 March, 18 May, 6 July

10am – 10.45am

A different story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper.

For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. 1 year olds and under are free.

Please book by emailing stating your child's full name and age.