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On Now until Sun 28th April, 2019

Something Found Something New

This exhibition includes a wide range of media, and is inspired by the landscape and history of Charnwood. It includes responses to exhibits in the Charnwood Museum and the County Museums’ collection. West End Art is a group of artists using..

On Now until Tue 4th June, 2019

Changing Room – Under Fives Activity Space (Spring)

The Changing Room is our dedicated activity space for our smallest visitors. With sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes all aimed at under-fives, this room is seasonally themed throughout the year. Seasonally themed – come and check out..

Tue 26th March, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: March Madness

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

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Thu 28th March, 2019, 8pm to 10pm

SHOW + TELL w/ Pamela Clarkson + Atta Kwami

Modern Painters, New Decorators Join us for an evening of talks by creatives based within the East Midlands who work on a national and international scale. Our guests will talk us through their recent projects and how they’ve found the..

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Sat 30th March, 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am

Intermediate Needle Felting

Get your creative juices flowing in this 2.5 hour workshop to develop your skills in the art of needle felting. We will guide you through the steps to make a poseable bear or a Waldorf Inspired Fairy with a choice of coloured wool to choose from. The..

Sun 31st March, 2019, 7pm to 8pm

Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing

Nigel Feetham teaches an 8 week course which combines simple but extremely effective techniques that have been tried and tested over centuries in the Zen tradition, with recent scientific research into the benefits of mindfulness. Both meditation and..

Fri 5th April, 2019, 10:15am to 12:45pm

Local History Cafe

Are you aged 50 or over, living near Loughborough and interested in heritage and history? Would you like to be part of a friendly, community based project? Local history cafes are monthly heritage and wellbeing get togethers tackling loneliness in..

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Sat 6th April, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Charnwood Voices Pre-tour Concert:

'Secret Chords' - an exploration of musical mystique from Bruckner to The Beatles at The United Reformed Church, 39 Frederick Street, Loughborough LE11 3BH Conducted by Nicholas Scott-Burt Tickets: £6 including a glass of wine or juice (under 16s..

Sun 7th April, 2019, 7:30am to 8:30am

RSPB Coach Trip to Fairburn Ings and Old Moor - Yorkshire

The Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them on a birdwatching coach trip to Fairburn Ings and Old Moor RSPB Reserves in Yorkshire. Fairburn Ings near Castleford West Yorkshire protects a complex of wetland habitats created by subsidence in a..

Sun 7th April, 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Spring needle felting course with lamb visit

We are running our popular needle felting course with a Spring theme. We will be making Spring themed items, although you are, of course, welcome to use the technique to make any items you fancy. Expect to see rabbits, sheep and chicks. In this half..

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Fri 12th April, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

RSPB Talk - Wader Quest by Rick Simpson + AGM

For those who have not heard of Wader Quest this talk introduces the organisation through the beauty and diversity of the waders to be found around the world, some of which are quite surprising. Liberally scattered with stunning photos and..

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Sat 13th April, 2019, 3pm to 3:30pm

Kena Hetuna, Open & Closed - Curators Tour

Modern Painters, New Decorators Join curator David John Scarborough for a tour of Modern Painters, New Decorators latest exhibition 'Kena Hetuna, Open & Closed'. Gain a unique insight to this extensive project from the perspective of one of its..

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Sun 14th April, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm

NCT Nearly New Sale

Charnwood's biggest sale of nearly new items for babies and children (0-14 year olds). Come and pick up a bargain or two from a large selection of good-quality pre-loved children's clothing (up to age 14), nursery equipment, toys, books, bedding and..

Wed 17th April, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 18th April, 2019, 9am to 10am

28th International Conference on Insights in Ophthalmology

Being successful in the previous 2 conferences in the series, Ophthalmology Summit 2017 in London, United Kingdom, Ophthalmology Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany, this year we are moving forward with the 3rd meeting in the series, CME accredited..

Thu 18th April, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Clay Creatures (Workshop)

Our most popular session is back! Have a go at making a creature from air drying clay in this fun workshop £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential Book your place

Thu 18th April, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

A load of codswallop (Friends of the Museum)

Peter Hammond joins the Friends of Charnwood Museum for this talk on the history of glass bottles All talks start at 7:30pm and talks cost just £4 for non-members (£2 for members).  Please use the entrance on Granby Street. Booking is..

Tue 23rd April, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Bouncing Bunnies!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 24th April, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

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Wed 24th April, 2019, 10:14am to 11:14am

Winsons Open Day

'Travel Bonanza' on Wednesday 24th April 2019 from 10am until 2pm. At Paul S Winson Coaches, Royal Way, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 5XR A unique opportunity to view our fleet at our state of the art premises. Meet the Travel Team, who will be more than..

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Fri 26th April, 2019, 10am to 11am

Kids Half Term Takeover - Modern Painters, New Decorators

Modern Painters, New Decorators Join us on 26 April for our Kids Half Term Takeover of our current exhibition 'Kena Hetuna, Open & Closed'. Using our family activity guides, explore our exhibition of paintings, prints and installations. The..

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Sat 27th April, 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Meet the bees - 27th April 2019 1:00pm

A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a short talk on some of the basic aspects of bee keeping; including the bees in the hive, the jobs they do and an introduction to the equipment used. An opportunity..

Fri 3rd May, 2019, 10:15am to 12:45pm

Local History Cafe

Are you aged 50 or over, living near Loughborough and interested in heritage and history? Would you like to be part of a friendly, community based project? Local history cafes are monthly heritage and wellbeing get togethers tackling loneliness in..

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Sat 4th May, 2019, 10am to 11am

Funtopia at Syston

Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Filled with bouncy castles, activity inflatables, under 5's area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more! Delicious BBQ and sweet stall available to quench..

Tue 7th May, 2019, 9:30am to 10:30am

ColourWheel Art Class

ColourWheel art classes for adults are part-time and have been designed for beginners and improvers. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life we will teach you the techniques you need to produce beautiful works of art. If you..

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Fri 10th May, 2019, 7:45pm to 8:45pm

RSPB Group - Members Evening

Breaking with tradition, we have decided to give 'the stage' to the members of the group. Many of the group take photographs but feel they don't have enough to fill a full talk, so we've decided to give them the opportunity of doing..

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Sat 11th May, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

'Rejoice in the Lamb' - a concert of 20th century British choral music

Loughborough Chamber choir, Viva la Musica, present an evening of twentieth century British choral music at Trinity Methodist Church Centre, Royland Road, Loughborough LE11 2EH. The programme will include: Five Mystical Songs (Ralph Vaughan..

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Sun 12th May, 2019, 8am to 9am

Alex's Wish Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride

A 10, 20 or 50 mile bike ride around the beautiful Charnwood Forest, the home of Alex's Wish. The circular route starts and finishes in Rothley village and has been carefully chosen to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment. It is fairly challenging in..

Tue 28th May, 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Fantastic Flowers

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 29th May, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 30th May, 2019, 11am to 12pm

Puppets (Workshop)

Have a go at creating your own hand puppet, and then if there’s time have a go at putting on a little show! £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential. Tickets on sale from April 13.

Fri 31st May, 2019, 11am to 4pm

Games Day (Special Events)

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum for another amazing games day. Try your hand at some traditional games from throughout the ages and around the world! FREE

Fri 7th June, 2019, 10:15am to 12:45pm

Local History Cafe

Are you aged 50 or over, living near Loughborough and interested in heritage and history? Would you like to be part of a friendly, community based project? Local history cafes are monthly heritage and wellbeing get togethers tackling loneliness in..

Sat 8th June to Tue 3rd September, 2019

Changing Room – Under Fives Activity Space (Summer)

The Changing Room is our dedicated activity space for our smallest visitors. With sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes all aimed at under-fives, this room is seasonally themed throughout the year. Seasonally themed – come and check out..

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Sun 9th June, 2019, 10am to 11am

Loughborough Cancer Research UK Race for Life

Cancer Research UK is bringing Race for Life back to Loughborough Town Centre! This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children - to join the Race for Life. The course starts in the heart..

Wed 19th June, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Bradgate Park: Recent Excavations (Friends of the Museum)

Local archaeologist Peter Liddle joins the Friends of Charnwood Museum to talk about the recent archaeological excavations at Bradgate Park. All talks start at 7:30pm and talks cost just £4 for non-members (£2 for members).  Please use..

Tue 25th June, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Dangerous Dinosaurs!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 17th July, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Tue 23rd July, 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Amazing Archaeology!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 24th July, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 25th July, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Go Potty! (Workshop)

Its archaeology fortnight! Find out about ancient ways of making pots and create your own thumb pot or coil pot from air drying clay £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential. Tickets on sale from May 25.

Wed 31st July, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Wed 7th August, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 8th August, 2019, 11am to 12pm

Dinosaur Junk Modelling (Workshop)

Have a go at making your very own dinosaur from all sorts of materials! £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential. Tickets on sale from May 25.

Wed 14th August, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Fri 16th August, 2019, 11am to 4pm

Games Day (Special Events)

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum for another amazing games day. Try your hand at some traditional games from throughout the ages and around the world! FREE

Tue 20th August, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Charnwood under the Sea!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 21st August, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Fri 23rd August, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Parrots for Pirates! (Workshop)

Every pirate needs a parrot, come along and make your own as part of this paper based art and craft workshop. £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential. Tickets on sale from May 25

Wed 28th August, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Sat 7th September to Mon 2nd December, 2019

Changing Room – Under Fives Activity Space (Autumn)

The Changing Room is our dedicated activity space for our smallest visitors. With sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes all aimed at under-fives, this room is seasonally themed throughout the year. Seasonally themed – come and check out..

Tue 17th September, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Awesome Autumn!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Tue 15th October, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Spot the Ladybird

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Wed 16th October, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Wed 23rd October, 2019, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits! (Special Events)

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? Drop-in activity (no booking necessary) £1.00 per child/item made

Tue 12th November, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Bang! Pop! Whoosh!

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Mon 2nd December, 2019, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Winter Wonderland

A range of events for our under five visitors, every week we have our free Tiny Tuesday box out on gallery – dress up, share stories and play with the activities. Once a month we do Tiny Tuesday Special events – which range from workshops, to..

Sat 7th December to Tue 24th December, 2019

Changing Room – Under Fives Activity Space (Winter)

The Changing Room is our dedicated activity space for our smallest visitors. With sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes all aimed at under-fives, this room is seasonally themed throughout the year. Seasonally themed – come and check out..

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