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Adult Programme

Visitors attending an exhibition talk at the Gateway Galleries.‌Booking information

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

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


Busy Beeswax Candles

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Saturday 2nd December 1:30pm-3:30pm     Waiting list only
Be inspired by the bees and insects on display at the Bell Pettigrew Museum to create your own beeswax candles. Join Alison from Beesy’s Beeswax Candles for a creative afternoon making a selection of candles and a delightful decorative gift box to keep them in. A perfect advent activity! Free, but booking essential.

Christmas Crafts

Friday 8th December, 12:30pm-2pm
Relax with a cuppa and have fun crafting or printing your own festive gift tags, cards and decorations with us at MUSA. Free, drop-in at any time, no booking required.

Talks and tours  

The Evolution of Beauty in Nature

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Saturday 2nd December, 11am-12pm
Does natural selection explain everything we see in nature? Or can the act of choosing a mate on purely aesthetic grounds also represent an evolutionary force? This tour by Dr Carl Smith will explore how choosing mates can generate the extraordinary range of ornaments we see in the natural world. Held at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but booking required.