The Mo puts on a fantastic variety of events all year round, from family craft workshops, to talks, to concerts and exhibitions. Here is a list of our upcoming events. To book, please contact The Mo on 01263 824482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Walk Through Time
Take a walk through Sheringham’s fascinating history with our knowledgeable tour guide. Discover how the town has developed into one of the leading seaside resorts in North Norfolk. Uncover stunning architecture and hear captivating tales of the fishing community, lifeboat rescues, seaside holidays and even famous visitors to the town! Date and Time: Tuesday 23 August, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm Cost: £3.50 per person. Each participant will receive a voucher for free entry to the museum valid until the end of October 2011. Booking essential – please book by 2pm on Tuesday 23 August.
Holiday Make: Make A Boat
Why not have a go at making your own boat using scrap materials and bubble painting? Learn more about The Mo’s wonderful collection of boats, discovering the wondrous journeys they have been on. What adventures will your boat go on? Date and Time: Wednesday 10 August, 11am – 4pm (drop-in) Cost: £3 per child. Free entry for one accompanying adult per child.
Create your own amazing comic strips inspired by cavemen and dinosaurs with local artist Kel Winser (www.kelwinser.com). Kel will teach you all the techniques you need to know to create professional-looking comic strips, which you can take home with you. This two-day workshop is aimed at 11-18 year olds. Date and Time: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August, 10am – 3pm Cost: £30 per person. Place: Monday – The M0; Tuesday – Quaker Meeting House, Cremer Road, Sheringham. Booking essential – please book by 4pm on Friday 12 August.
To celebrate the launch of our new geology and prehistory display and Dig!, the BBC’s new archaeology campaign, we are holding a week of exciting geology and archaeology themed events. Activities will be available every day at the museum from 16 – 21 August. For more information, please see our website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/whats-on
Holiday Make: Investigating the Seashore with artist Kit Collins
Take a walk on the beach in Sheringham with artist Kit Collins collecting interesting objects as you go. Later, you can add them to our ‘Museum of Today’ collection, which will be on display all week for other visitors to see. You will have a chance to make a bowl using a rock or pebble you find on the beach, and the opportunity to contribute to a community basket weaving project using rope found on the beach. Date and Time: Wednesday 17 August; Meeting times for tours exploring the beach start at 11am, 12noon and 2pm and last approximately half an hour each. Cost: £3 per child. Free entry for one accompanying adult per child.
The West Runton Mammoth: A Curator Goes Elephant Hunting
Join local, acclaimed geology expert Martin Warren (www.northfolk.org) to learn about the West Runton mammoth and North Norfolk’s prehistory in this special family-friendly lecture. After the lecture, participants are welcome to look round The Mo at no extra cost. The museum will be open until 7.15pm. Date and Time: Friday 19 August, 5.30 – 6.30pm Cost: £2.50 per person. Booking essential – please book by 4pm on Tuesday 16 August.
‘Oh I Do Like….fun with words’: A Creative Writing Workshop for Families
Families will discover the museum’s seaside objects, and talk about their shared memories of holidays past and present, then use them as inspiration to create their own unique poetry. The workshop is being run by acclaimed local poet Phil Barrett. Date and Time: Monday 22 August, 10am – 4pm. Cost: £5 per person. Booking essential – please book by 4pm on Thursday 18 August.
Holiday Make: Sea Creature Puppet Making
A great opportunity to make and take own your own sea creature puppet. Date and Time: Wednesday 24 August, 11am – 4pm (drop-in) Cost: £ per child. Free entry for one accompanying adult per child.
Holiday Make: Pirate Day
Ahoy mateys! Join us for a pirate themed day and have fun getting your face painted, looking for treasure, making a pirate hat and enjoying piratical treats! Arrrrrhhhhhh! Date and Time: Wednesday 24 August, 11am – 4pm (drop-in) Cost: £ per child. Free entry for one accompanying adult per child.