Accredited Museum launches summer programme

Accredited Museum launches summer programme

Eight brilliant free and low-priced activities to enjoy this summer at Stroud Museum in the Park.



The Museum in the Park is ready to help banish any summer holiday boredom blues with a big list of activities which are free-of-charge or cost just a few pounds.

The Stroud District Council museum in Stratford Park, Stroud has just retained the prestigious full Arts Council England accreditation and has lined up a host of fun and interesting games, trails, workshops and parties to suit all ages.
Councillor Mattie Ross, SDC Community Services and Licensing Committee Chair, said: "We appreciate that finding the time and the money to keep children occupied over the summer holidays can be a challenge for many parents and carers, and I am proud that Stroud District Council's Museum in the Park has many activities lined up which are either free-of-charge or of minimal cost.
"Also, I would like to congratulate the museum staff on gaining ACE accreditation once again – the museum is a wonderful asset to the whole district."

*Drop In Family Fun: Outdoor Toys and Games
Until Monday 27 August | Free
If the weather is fine, enjoy hula hooping, quoits and dominoes and more – look out for our 'old fashioned' toys and games outside. Or maybe your Granny can teach you some skipping games?

*Drop in Family Fun: Busy Bee Trail
Until Monday 27 August | Free
Can you spot all our 'busy bees' hiding around the Secret Garden? Our fun I Spy trail is back for the summer holidays! Keep a look out for real butterflies, bumble bees and honey bees too as you hunt for clues.

Drop In Family Fun: Museum Butterfly Hunt
*Until Monday 27 August | Free
Can you find all the giant butterflies hidden inside the Museum? Our summer I Spy hunt is back, perfect for families with young children to enjoy together. Each butterfly is decorated with pictures of Museum objects – can you spot these too?

*Drop In Family Fun: Fossil Art Rubbings
Until Monday 27 August | Free
When you visit the Geology gallery, stop and create your own piece of 'fossil art' using wax crayons, paper and our fabulous fossil and dinosaur tiles. Take a look at dinosaur bones and woolly mammoths tusks too – what's the oldest thing you can spot?
All ages welcome.

*Family Drop In Workshop: Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Tuesday 31 July - Thursday 2 August | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £2
Take a look at the wonderful world of insects and create your own creepy crawly creatures using simple block printing techniques. Creative, hands on activities devised by artist Alison Cockcroft.
Recommended for families with children aged five and above.
*Family Drop In Workshop: The Magical Forest

Tuesday 7 August - Thursday 9 August | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £2
Taking inspiration from Hannah Dyson's wonderful exhibition use drawing, paper cut-outs and collage to help create a large scale enchanted landscape inhabited with quirky characters and magical beings. What adventures will your character have and who will they meet on their journey through the forest?
Led by artist Alison Cockcroft, recommended for families with children aged five and above.

*Family Drop In Workshop: The World in a Box
Tuesday 14 August - Thursday 16 August | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £2
Using ideas and techniques from illustrator Hannah Dyson's fabulous exhibition create your own magical mini-world with colourful pens and paper cut-outs.
This creative drop in workshop will be led by artist Alison Cockcroft and is recommended for families with children aged five and above.

*Family Drop In Workshop: Holiday Adventures
Tuesday 21 August - Thursday 23 August | 10:30am - 3:30pm | £2
Join Elisabet Prieto on a creative journey into printmaking! We'll pack our imaginary suitcases, go off on incredible journeys by boat, train, bike or plane, and then make some marvellous monoprints as mementos of our adventures.
Recommended for families with children aged five and above.

To find out more about any of these activities, visit, see the museum's social media channels,, or call 01453 763394.

Full Arts Council England (ACE) accreditation is the national standard for all museums and is a sector standard, which has once again been awarded to Stroud Museum in the Park.

The scheme sets nationally agreed standards for all museums in the UK. To meet the requirements, museums and galleries have to demonstrate that they comply with standards relating to how they are governed and managed, how they provide services and facilities for users of, and visitors to any museums, and how they care for and manage their collections.


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