Lowewood Museum runs a fantastic programme of events and activities. Along with great exhibition and education programmes, the Museum hosts a number of special events during the year, as well as family activities, specialist study days, community events and much more.
Summer Events in 2015
Thursdays during school holidays
12noon – 3pm
£1 per child
Join us for fun family crafts – no need to book just drop in during the times stated.
Over the summer you can create your own mini version of Lowewood Museum. Each week you will complete one side of the museum and on the other side get creative making your own artwork inspired by different artists connected to the local area.
You can also sign up to take part in Discover Arts Award over the summer holidays. The pack costs a £10 one off fee per child.
23 July – Jill Barklem’s Brambly Hedge Paintings
30 July – Print making inspired by Spradbery
6 August – Weaving with William Morris
13 August – Sculpture with Henry Moore
20 August – Animal Sketches with James Ward
27 August – Art in clay with Androulla Theochari
Along with the craft activities there are lots of trails and the Museum’s explorer kits to use on your visit.
Family Fun Day
Saturday 8 August
11am – 4pm
Join us at the Museum for a day of family fun including puppet shows, willow weaving and more. No need to book just drop in.
Lowewood Museum is open Wednesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.
Bedfordshire is full of history and fantastic museums to visit and enjoy, some of which are featured in this year’s Museum Explorer Passport. From abstract art to amazing aircraft there is something for everyone this summer.
Here is a little bit more about the Bedfordshire Museums:
The Higgins Bedford unites on one site three previous cultural venues: Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery. The buildings themselves date back 200 years. Visitors can enjoy watercolour, print and decorative art collections as well as archaeological finds, natural history, geology and social history.
The collection now held in the Museum was brought together and put on display for the first time in 1946. It was housed in a room which had been used and made secure by the BBC during World War Two. A purpose built museum was constructed to house the large collection of artefacts and books relating to John Bunyan and officially opened in 1998.
This modern museum depicts John Bunyan’s life and times, including his imprisonment in Bedford. Visitors can wander through the displays and experience life as it was in the 17th century.
The Shuttleworth collection is a chance to discover a truly awe-inspiring collection of historic aircraft and vehicles dating from the first half of the 20th century. Explore the hangars, smell the engine oil, see the engineers at work and then return on an event day to be captivated by these incredible aircraft in flight, taking off from our traditional grass runway. The Swiss Garden is an outstanding example of Regency fashion it includes 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and three resident peacocks.
Visit the Mill and discover its thousand years of history. Visitors can get an insight into the milling process and the history of the Mill and its restoration. There are also trails for children to explore the mill as well as the chance to buy Stotfold Mill flour.
Housed in Old St Mary’s Church, the Heritage Centre houses a museum of the history of Woburn from its geological origins, through the centuries from Saxon times to the present day. Visit the centre and explore the museum and local area with fun family trails.