Summer Holiday Fun at Macclesfield Museums

Makeshop Macc Family Activities and Events

Tuesdays at West Park Museum, Wednesdays at The Old Sunday School, and Thursdays at The Silk Museum throughout August

 

Pharaoh’s Headdress, West Park Museum

Tuesday 1 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Be inspired by our Egyptian collections and create your own headdress fit for a Pharaoh. £3 per person

 

Animal Wall Plaques, The Old Sunday School

Wednesday 2 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Some people have flying ducks on their walls, but today you can make your own Animal Head wall plaque. £3 per person

 

Printed Silk Lanterns, The Silk Museum

Thursday 3 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Inspired by the shape of India’s Taj Mahal and Indian paisley shawls, you can create your own pattern, print onto silk and produce a beautiful flickeringly lit lantern. £5 per person

 

Panda Door hangers, West Park Museum

Tuesday 8 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Come and make a hanger for your bedroom door in the shape of a panda. It could have your name on it or just ‘do not disturb’! £3 per person

 

Arrr Shipmate! Pirate Treasure Hunt, The Old Sunday School

Wednesday 9 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Make a pirate hat, eye-patch and flapping parrot, and go on a treasure hunt to uncover a bar of gold. £3 per person

 

Elephants and Peacocks, The Silk Museum

Thursday 10 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Come and discover the colourful world of Indian elephants and peacocks with artist Nikki Parmenter! Make your own mixed media peacock feather or elephant using a range of exciting materials. £5 per person

 

Cat Mummies, West Park Museum

Tuesday 15 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

The Egyptians prepared animal mummies as offerings to the gods, cat mummies were believed to represent the war goddess Bastet, so join us to make your own mummified Tiddles. £3 per person

 

Printed Parachutes, The Old Sunday School

Wednesday 16 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Decorate your own miniature silk parachute, attach your airman and watch him drift to a soft or crash landing! £3 per person

 

Magnificent Monsters, The Silk Museum

Thursday 17 August, 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm

Create your own magnificent monsters and creative creatures with glowing LED eyes in this fun, e-textile workshop. Make your own creation or one inspired by your favourite computer game – get creative with tech this summer! Age 7+, Free, but booking essential, please book on 01625 612045 or book in person at the Silk Museum

Supported by SHIFT through Arts Council England

 

Woven Pandas, West Park Museum

Tuesday 22 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Have a go at some simple weaving to create your own panda-face hanging. £3 per person

 

Recycled Music, The Old Sunday School

Wednesday 23 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Make your own kazoo, shaker and tambourine out of recycled materials. £3 per person

 

Woven Dream Catcher, The Silk Museum

Thursday 24 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

In a town once filled with weaving, we invite you to weave some dreams and create your own fabulous dream catcher decorated with ribbons, feathers and beads. £5 per person

 

Canopic Jars, West Park Museum

Tuesday 29 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

When mummifying bodies all the essential organs were removed and placed in canopic jars. Make your own canopic jar to the god Qebehsenuef filled with intestines. £3 per person

 

3-D Dinosaurs, The Old Sunday School

Wednesday 30 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Discover the world of dinosaurs and create your own to take home. £3 per person

 

Elephants and Peacocks, The Silk Museum

Thursday 31 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

Come and discover the colourful world of Indian elephants and peacocks with artist Nikki Parmenter! Make your own mixed media peacock feather or elephant using a range of exciting materials. £5 per person

 

The Old Sunday School and Makers’ Place

Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, closed Bank Holidays

Admission Free

Access: Step-free access to ground floor, lift to first floor meeting rooms and second floor Cinemac, stairs to basement displays

 

 The Silk Museum

Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

Museum Admission, including special exhibitions: £4.50, £4, children free

Admission to Special Exhibition only: £2

Access: Steps at the main entrance to the museum, step free access available on request, step-free access around ground floor, lift to first floor special exhibition gallery

 

Paradise Mill

Open: Mon-Sat. Guided Tours at 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm

Mill Tour: £5, £4.50, children free

Access: 3 flights of stairs, no wheelchair access; if you need to use the lift then please speak to a member of staff when booking your ticket

Joint Visit Silk Museum and Paradise Mill: £8, £7, children free

 

West Park Museum

Open: Tues-Sun, 1-4pm (until 12 November), Weds-Sun, 1-4pm (from 15 November), Closed on Bank Holidays

Admission Free

Access: Step-free access

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