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All events are free but some must be booked. To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

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



Baby MUSA @ the Bell Pettigrew

Bell Pettigrew Museum
First Friday of the month, 10:15am-11:15am (0-5 years)

Held every month, Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play. This drop-in activity is for babies, pre-school children and whoever looks after them. Join us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Zoology for a different take on the world around us!

Friday 3rd May          Take Flight
Friday 7th June         Rockpooling
Friday 5th July          Teddy Bear's Picnic


Fantastic Fossils

Bell Pettigrew Musuem
Monday 15th April, 1pm-1:45pm (3-6 years), 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
Discover the ancient creatures of our prehistoric past at this hands-on workshop for budding dinosaur hunters. From fish fossils to Nessie's backbone and onwards to the diplodocus, you'll encounter the fearsome animals that roamed and swam the planet millions of years ago.
Booking essential.

Sounds Good!

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Thursday 18th April, 2pm-4pm (all ages)
How does sound travel? What makes a sound loud or quiet? Is it true that in space no-one can hear you scream? Explore the science of sound and make your own musical instruments at this drop-in event for all ages.
No need to book.
Victorian Mayhem
Bell Pettigrew Museum
Monday 6th May, 12pm-4pm. Grand entrance of Queen Victoria at 1pm.
Join us for a day of Victorian excitement, with great scientific experiments, scavenger hunts, crafts, real inventions from the 1800s and the chance to meet Queen Victoria and scientist Sir David Brewster. 
Plus pick up your free 'past-port' and get a prize for completing all the activities.
Don't miss the grand entrance of Her Royal Highness Queen Victoria at 1pm.
Drop-in. No booking required.