Whats On

Opening Times, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Entry is Free

There may be charges for some events


7.30pm Thursday 12th October

A talk by David Williams

Tickets are £3.50p
To reserve your place, as seating is limited, please visit the Museum or telephone 01268 773535
For Britain, the 19th century was an age of invention, mechanisation, railway building, a powerful empire and increasing urbanisation. Fortunes were made - and lost and thousands who had come to find a better life in the growing cities struggled against disease and rising crime. But there were also those who had the determination and political skills to change this situation and improve the squalid and often dangerous working and social conditions of London's expanding population. This talk, supported by a visual Powerpoint presentation, highlights the double-standards that existed in the Victorian age and the contrasting lifestyles and attitudes between the rich and powerful and those who struggled constantly against poverty and deprivation.


Clay Cottage

Interactive Demonstration

For all ages - children to senior citizens

Saturday 11th November 10.00am to 4.00pm

Painting poppies, ceramic poppies and a display of painting poppies on plate.

The Clay Cottage website

pottery demonstration

Activity: The Victorian Quiz


What am I worth?
Can you find the answers to the questions?

There are 8 questions
The answers are hidden within our exhibition for you to find.
How many can you get right?

Collect a Quiz sheet from reception

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