Best of the Summer Vol 2

Can you spot yourself in these pictures from across our museums this summer?

Summer So Far…

We thought we’d share some pictures from events that have taken place so far this summer. We’d love to have some more though, so please feel free to send them to us!

Week Beginning Saturday 8th August

Craft Activities at Braintree Museum

There are fun family activities taking place every day across our 21 museums. Here’s what’s coming up over the next week:

  • Saturday 8th August

Pop over to Braintree Museum  for a spot of hula-hooping or visit the Family Fun Day at Lowewood Museum.

  • Sunday 9th August

Mill Green Museum are hosting an event with the Welwyn Bee Keeping Association today.

  • Monday 10th August

Today is the start of Barleylands’ “Birds and the Bees” week and Shuttleworth is being invaded by the Vikings.

  • Tuesday 11th August

From Tuesday to Saturday, Braintree Museum are having a week of drama activities. Harlow Museum has a range of activities available from Tuesday to Friday including an Archaeological Dig, Making Paddle Boats and Coiled Clay Pots. Today, Colchester Castle has Roman Food, you can make a moving gladiator picture at Verulamium Museum and Mill Green Museum starts their “Week of Weather” with the opportunity to design and make a colourful rain stick.

  • Wednesday 12th August

There are “Crafty Capers” at the British Schools Museum, Gliders and Fans at Chelmsford Museum and you can photograph a crime scene at Essex Police Museum. At Hollytrees Museum you can create your own kite or at Mill Green Museum you can make a stunning lightning picture and a noisy thunder clapper. Royston Museum has a pirate-themed workshop, Verulamium Museum are hosting Tots Tales and at Welwyn Roman Baths you can make Crazy Clay Face Pot.

  • Thursday 13th August

There’s a second opportunity to attend Chelmsford Museum’s Gliders and Fans workshop or you can learn about Fantastic Fossils at Colchester Natural History Museum. The John Bunyan Museum has children’s craft activities and Lowewood Museum had a “Family Fun” workshop explore the sculptures of Henry Moore. Mill Green Museum’s “Week of Weather” concludes with an opportunity to make your own sun-catcher. At Verulamium Museum you can make a moving gladiator picture, or you can enjoy “Creative Crafts” at Watford Museum.

  • Friday 14th August

The final day of the Archaeological Dig, Making Paddle Boats and Coiled Clay Pots at Harlow Museum and Barleylands “Birds and the Bees Week”. Braintree Museum’s Drama Week continues until Saturday.

  • The Doctor and a DalekSaturday 15th August

Today “The Vikings are Coming” to Royston Museum and the British Schools Museum open their week-long Doctor Who exhibition..

  • Sunday 16th August

Learn about Love Spoons at Mill Green Museum or become an archaeological apprentice at Verulamium Museum.

Strike a Pose!

Essex Police Museum

Dressing-up at Essex Police Museum

At Museum Explorer, we love photographs. When you’re visiting museums over the summer they can capture the fun of family day out, show off your children’s artistic talent as they work on a masterpiece in a workshop or you can work together to recreate scenes in paintings or poses of statues*.

Photographs are a great way for families to be creative together. We would love to see any snaps, Vines or other images and films you take while visiting our museums over the summer, especially if you include your passport in the picture.

What will we do with your photos? We may share them here on our website, on Twitter, Facebook and in our future publicity. Full details are available here

Sharing your pictures with us is easy. Simply tweet them to @explorerpass, post them on our Facebook page or send them over in an email.

*Please be aware that some museums may not allow photography inside their galleries due to conservation or security issues. We ask you respect their rules during your visit.