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Activities for Children and Families at the Russell-Cotes


School Holiday Activities – Get creative and get inspired at the Russell-Cotes!

Each School Holiday the Learning Team run a variety of creative and craft sessions.

This summer there’s so much on offer at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. From 26 July to 31 August they are running creative sessions including; T-shirt, canvas and porcelain painting. Workshops, taught by a professional artist, inspired by their puppet and mask exhibition and drop-in craft days. In the Victorian house follow trails, enter competitions and dress up as Victorians.

Click here to see the Russell-Cotes Summer Holiday What’s On Guide or visit the What’s On section of the website.

To purchase tickets call 01202 451820, visit the museum or buy tickets online here.


Early Explorers: Storytelling, songs and crafts for 2 – 5 year olds
Looking for something to do with your toddler? Early Explorers is our monthly club for 2 – 5 year olds. Discover the Russell-Cotes’ collection, listen to stories, sing songs and have a-go at crafty things. Visit our What’s On page to find dates for upcoming Early Explorers and join in the fun!

Baby-changing facilities are available on the first floor, along with a small-sized toilet for younger children. Please see our Accessibility page for more information.

Advance booking £2.50 per child or £3.50 on the day

Pre-booking recommended due to limited spaces


Explorer Bags

Help your little one explore the musuem with an Explorer Bag.

Suitable for 3-5 years and 5+ years.

Bags contain a variety of optical viewers to help children investigate the house and art collection. Explorer bags cost £1 to hire and are available from the garden reception.


Stop at the Learning Gallery on the way into the historic house and pick up a trail to complete in the house.





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