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‌What's On

This is a selection of upcoming exhibitions, activities and events at MUSA's venues. For a full list of events please visit 

Booking information

All events and exhibitions are free but some must be booked. To book please email or call 01334 46 1660.

If you would benefit from an audio description before or during an event please let us know at the time of booking.



Encountering Africa: Henri Gaden’s Life and Photography in Colonial French West Africa, 1894 - 1939

5th October 2017 - 25th February 2018
Henri Gaden was a French colonial officer who lived in West Africa for 45 years. An ethnographer, linguist and gifted photographer, Gaden captured on camera a rich variety of encounters with Africa – from landscapes, architecture and trade to military campaigns and colonial life at numerous outposts. He also documented everyday village life, local music, dance and ritual. Gaden’s striking photographic images, exhibited for the first time, provide rare insights into colonial French West Africa and its people.

Family Programme

Out of the Box: Starry Night

Sunday 3rd, 10th and 17th December, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
At this time of year we look up to the sky for the arrival of a sleigh and a red-nosed reindeer. People have been observing the stars for a long time. Make your own astrolabe and navigate your way around the constellations.

Adult Programme  


Digital Resources launch

Wednesday 13th December, 2pm-4pm
Join us for the launch of our new digital resources! Be among the first to explore the museum and collections using our new app or online collections catalogue while enjoying a drink and nibbles. Free, drop-in, no booking required.