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Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and following government guidelines to encourage social distancing and for people to stay home and stay safe, we are not currently accepting applications to hold events for the foreseeable future. 

The events listed below have been listed by members of the public and should have been called in light of current events. Please call the event organisers if you have any questions.

There have been various changes to services following the coronavirus pandemic. For the latest information on service changes, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Upcoming events

On Now until Mon 27th April, 2020

Chicken or Egg?

It’s Easter time here at Charnwood Museum and chicks have hatched all over! Can you find them and pair them up? FREE Usual opening times

Sat 4th April, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Wet felt works of art

Join us to learn the basics of wet felting, one of the oldest fibre arts. In this half day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and have the opportunity to create your own wet felt work of art using processed British..

Tue 7th April, 2020

Tiny Tuesday Special: Hop Stop!

FREE gallery game for under-fives Usual opening times

Wed 8th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 9th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am - 12.00pm

Sat 11th April, 2020, 10am to 11am

Drop spindle basics

Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn. In this 2 hour course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top..

Sat 11th April, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Spring needle felting

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 sheep, flowers and easter eggs. In this..

Wed 15th April, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 16th April, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Illuminate

Inspired by our current exhibition, join us at this art and craft workshop to make your own illuminated letter. 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Thu 16th April, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Tala Tarang - Rhythm Waves

Eleanor Turner - Harp, Mendi Singh - Tabla Tarang. Tala Tarang employ a special chemistry, through a subtle yin-yang of two halves creating a whole. Their repertoire includes original music, folk tunes, classic pop, Bollywood, Western Classical and..

Thu 16th April, 2020, 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Tala Tarang - Rhythm Waves

Eleanor Turner - Harp, Mendi Singh - Tabla Tarang. Tala Tarang employ a special chemistry, through a subtle yin-yang of two halves creating a whole. Their repertoire includes original music, folk tunes, classic pop, Bollywood, Western Classical and..

Fri 17th April, 2020, 11am to 4pm

Games Day

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! 11am – 4pm FREE

Sat 18th April, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Role of the Barber Surgeon in the Wars of the Roses

Battlefield guide Eddie Smallwood brings his entertaining talk about the Barber Surgeon through some of the key battles within the Wars of the Roses, not to be missed! 7.30pm start Members £2.00, Non-members £4.00 Booking Essential

Mon 20th April, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: Food

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Thu 23rd April, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Blooming Bonnets

Have a go at make your own spring inspired bonnet in this art and craft workshop. 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Sat 2nd May, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Meet the bees

A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a 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 to..

Thu 7th May, 2020, 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Wildwood Jack at Loughborough Acoustic Club

Loughborough Acoustic Club meets every Thursday from 8:30pm in the Lounge Bar at the Fennel Street Club, Fennel Street, Loughborough LE11 1UQ. Admission is £3 on a guest night. All welcome. This week the guests are the unique duo Wildwood..

Tue 12th May, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Story Sharing

FREE story sharing resources on gallery 10.30am-12.00pm

Fri 15th May, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm

RSPB Talk - Costa Rica and Borneo by Dave Robinson

This talk will focus on the Natural History of several areas in the Tropics, with particular emphasis on the birdlife of Costa Rica and Borneo. Some mammals, insects and plants will also feature - particularly those with interesting or unusual..

Fri 15th May, 2020, 7:45pm to 8:45pm

RSPB Talk - Costa Rica and Borneo by Dave Robinson - CANCELLED

Due to the latest government advice on dealing with the Coronavirus situation, this event has been cancelled.

Mon 18th May, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: 9 to 5

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Thu 21st May, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Alexandra Bedspread, a Hidden Gem

Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum as Deborah Moxom tells the story the of the Alexandra bedspread, its place in fundraising for the building of the Carillon Tower and stories behind some of the signatures on it. 7.30pm start Members £2.00,..

Sat 23rd May to Sun 7th June, 2020

All a Flutter!

Birds are everywhere in the museum! Can you find them all and complete the quiz? FREE Usual opening times

Sat 23rd May, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Meet the bees

A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a 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 to..

Wed 27th May, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 28th May, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Egg Carton Flowers

Make your own everlasting flowers from egg boxes in our recycling art and craft workshop. 1.30pm – 2.30pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Sun 14th June, 2020, 10am to 11am

Race for Life - 5K Loughborough

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research. The Loughborough course starts in the heart of Loughborough town centre – The Market Place. The route then leaves..

Mon 15th June, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

True Life Stories: Travelling

Real stories by real people, told live in front of the audience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be surprised and moved by stories. Open mic and special guest tellers. The stories should be 7 minutes long, no notes, no script, just simple good..

Tue 16th June, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Football Fever

Have a go at our free football game, just for under-fives! FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Sat 20th June, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Loughborough Orchestra Summer Concert

Gregory Drott is the guest soloist with the Loughborough Orchestra. Together, they will perform Handel's Organ Concerto, popularly known as "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" and Fantasie Dialoguée for Organ and Orchestra by Boëllman Also included in..

Sat 11th July to Sun 2nd August, 2020

Astounding Anglo-Saxons!

Have a go at our archaeology themed gallery game – it’s all Anglo-Saxon to us! FREE Usual Opening Times

Tue 14th July, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Amazing Archaeology!

Come and get up close to some amazing archaeology! Handle some ancient artefacts and take part in some fun activities! 10.30-11.30am £2.50 per child, under-fives only – suitable from 12months upwards Booking essential

Wed 15th July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Sat 18th July, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Beekeeping for beginners

A full day experience for those who are considering bee keeping or would like to know more about the fascinating world of honey bees. The day will begin in the classroom where you will be introduced to the background of bee keeping, types of bee and..

Wed 22nd July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 23rd July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 29th July, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 30th July, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Mask Making

Join us for this art and craft workshop to create your own mask and transform yourself into whatever you like! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 4th August to Sun 6th September, 2020

People at Work

Inspired by our current exhibition on the ‘People at Work’ series of Ladybird Books, this gallery game needs you to hunt down the characters around the museum and match them to their ideal job! FREE Usual Opening Times

Tue 4th August, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Sensory Summertime

Come along to the Museum and try out our summer themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am-12.00pm

Wed 5th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 6th August, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Clay Creatures

Everyone’s favourite clay workshop is back! What will you make? 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Wed 12th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 13th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Make It!

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Fri 14th August, 2020, 11am to 4pm

Games Day

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 19th August, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 20th August, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Dinosaur Junk Modelling

Create your very own dinosaur from a variety of different materials in this recycling art and craft workshop 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 15th September, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Story Sharing

Free story sharing resources on gallery 10.30am-12.00pm

Tue 6th October, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Awesome Autumn!

Come along to the Museum and try out our autumn themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Sat 17th October to Sat 31st October, 2020

Puzzling Pumpkins

All hallows eve is nearly here….and something strange is happening in the Pumpkin Patch. Can you find the clues to solve our spooky themed gallery game? FREE Usual Opening Times

Wed 21st October, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 22nd October, 2020, 11am to 12pm

The Imagination Station!

Join us for an illustration themed workshop! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Fri 23rd October, 2020, 11am to 3pm

Games Day

Join us on gallery for some art and craft activities – Make It! Small charge for activities 10.00am-12.00pm

Wed 28th October, 2020, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday Wotsits!

Come and make a wotsit with us! Will it be a badge or a keyring? 10am-12.00pm Drop in activity £1.00 per child/item made

Thu 29th October, 2020, 11am to 12pm

Magic and Mayhem!

Halloween is nearly here and is the inspiration for this art and craft workshop…it might be mayhem! 11.00am – 12.00pm £3.00 per child. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, booking essential.

Tue 17th November, 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday Special: Starry Starry Night

The night sky is the inspiration for this painting workshop just for under-fives. Make sure you bring some spare clothes just in case! 10.30-11.30am £2.50 per child, under-fives only – suitable from 12 months upwards Booking essential

Tue 1st December, 2020, 10:30am to 12pm

Tiny Tuesday Special: Winter Wonderland

Come along to the Museum and try out our winter themed box of sensory activities FREE 10.30am -12.00pm

Tue 8th December to Thu 24th December, 2020

Yule Like It!

Get in the festive mood by hunting for our Yule clues! Come and have a go at our Christmas themed gallery game FREE Usual Opening Times

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