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News Free summer holiday craft sessions at Maidstone Museum


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Families can take part in free craft sessions during the summer holidays at the Maidstone Museum.

The activities are being held every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August when young visitors can try their hand at creating a range of different things including bracelets, a Japanese fan and a Roman helmet.

The free to attend drop-in sessions are available between 10am and 3pm each day, and all activities are paper based. Craft materials will be provided and should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Museum Director, Victoria Barlow, said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer craft sessions again for our younger visitors and the good news is that you don’t have to pay. All activities are free of charge and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and take part!

“Things are a little different at the Museum as we have returned after lockdown, but we are doing all we can to make a visit as easy and fun as possible, and look forward to seeing lots of families visit us soon.”

The holiday craft sessions scheduled are:

  • Tuesday 4 August - Make a Roman Helmet
  • Wednesday 5 August: Create your own mandala, inspired by the Nepalese exhibition
  • Tuesday 11 August: Roar like a dinosaur with your very own dinosaur mask
  • Wednesday 12 August: Make a wriggly paper chain snake
  • Tuesday 18 August: Be inspired by the portraits in the Art Gallery and create a face
  • Wednesday 19 August: All aboard! Make a paper boat, inspired by the Museum’s canoe
  • Tuesday 25 August: Create a paper bead bracelet – the ultimate fashion accessory!
  • Wednesday 26 August: Stay cool this summer with your very own Japanese fan

These activities are being held outside in the front courtyard and will be limited to one family per table. Tables, chairs and equipment will be cleaned between uses.

Social distancing means that a one-way route is in operation and visitors will be asked to keep a safe space between them and others.


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