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Museum events

Museum events

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

See also the archive of previous events.

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Meet and Make at the Museum

Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative. Making new crafts, making space for yourself, and making new connections. A chance for you to explore working with different materials and learn new skills with others.

For ages 16+

Monday 23 May, 1pm – 3.30pm Auroras

Explore light and colour, crafting with coloured acetate to craft your own Northern Lights. Discover the magic of fluorescent paints as you make your own aurora.

Secure your place and book your free ticket

Monday 25 July, 1pm – 3.30pm Exploration

Secure your place and book your free ticket from 23 May

Tuesday 30 August, 1pm – 3.30pm Where in the World

Secure your place and book your free ticket from the 25 July

Monday 26 September, 1pm – 3.30pm Art of the North

Secure your place and book your free ticket from the 30 August

Polar Museum activities

Polar Pop-ups: Summer Saturdays at the Polar Museum

Every Saturday, 23 July - 4 September

10am-4pm

Explore the museum this summer with your family and friends. Try out our new activity trolley bursting with different activities, games and books to discover.

For families.

No booking required.

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Polar Stay and Plays - Museum Openings for under 5s

Tuesday 26 July, 10pm – 12.30pm

Secure your place and book your free ticket from 8 July 2022

Monday 1 August, 10pm – 12.30pm

Secure your place and book your free ticket from 8 July 2022

Tuesday 23 August, 10pm – 12.30pm

Secure your place and book your free ticket from 8 July 2022

Explore the Polar Museum with your little ones when it is closed to the public! There will be sensory play, crafts and a short storytime at 10.30am and 12pm. Renowned storyteller Marion Leeper will be joining us on 26 July and 1 August.

This event is for under-5s and their carers only. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate older siblings at this event.