Family fun at The Beaney this summer!

Firstly… Thank you so much to everyone that nominated The Beaney for the Family Friendly Museum Award. Guess what? We’ve been shortlisted!

We’re really proud to have been rated as one of the Best Medium Museums for families in the UK as part of the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Award.

During the summer we’ll be visited by undercover judges who will work with Kids In Museums to determine the most family friendly museums in the country.

Apply to be an undercover judge for Kids In Museums.

We have so much family fun planned for the summer holidays so here’s what’s coming up…

LEGO in the Learning Lab!

children at a white desk using colourful LEGO bricks and a white tablet device to make and code robots

We’re starting the holidays with LEGO workshops delivered by our friendly museum team. 

Learn to code, build fantastic robotic creations and bring them to life using motors, sensors and coding using LEGO® Education SPIKE Essentials!

Right now you can book for workshops for: Wednesday 2, Saturday 5, Wednesday 9, Saturday 12 August 2023.

We hope to add more and more dates throughout the summer!

Find out more / Book your tickets

Be a Heritage Hero!

young boy with a fringe wearing a white t-shirt and a microphone headset. His hand is touching the mic as he talks
Image from Freepiks

Do you listen to Fun Kids Radio? No better time to start than the summer holidays. 

Join Fun Kids Radio at The Beaney and become a Heritage Hero! Children will meet some of the team behind Fun Kids Radio and get the opportunity to develop skills in research, recording and producing as they take the lead in discovering their local heritage! 

There will be three workshops on Tuesday 8 August 2023.

Find out more and book your FREE tickets.

Let’s Play Portraits!

If you haven’t visited in a while you’ll see a few new faces in our People & Places gallery. Alongside the new portraits is our updated family activity: Let’s Play Portraits!

Choose some costumes, a few props and make a family portrait to remember.

As always there are family activities throughout the museum, explore and you’ll find them or ask our friendly staff for their top tips.

Ancient Wisdom: Exploring science through the ages

You won’t have to wait long before you can get into our eagerly awaited family exhibition. 

Ancient Wisdom opens on Saturday 12 August. Build, turn, spin, wedge, wheel, weigh, pull and play… Test out ancient science that changed the world and learn through play!

Our friendly staff will help you get to grips with groundbreaking ideas from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. 

We know it can be tough finding affordable ways to occupy the kids all summer so make sure a visit to this interactive exhibition is on your calendar!

Special Exhibitions Gallery, First Floor, The Beaney 

Saturday 12 August to Sunday 5 November 2023 (Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Monday 28 August)

Booking is not essential but it’s a great way to plan ahead and make a donation

Become a member?

Mother reading a book to her child at The Beaney

We put family at the heart of what we do at the museums and we want to make sure The Beaney is a place for everyone. 

Becoming a member helps to support our work, keep us free and gets you exclusive offers such as discounted prices for our Learning Lab LEGO workshops.

Find out more about our membership. 

We really hope we’ll be seeing you this summer! Let us know when you’re visiting, share your experience with us!

#KidsInMuseums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum 

The museum galleries are closed on Mondays but we are open for Bank Holiday Monday on 28 August 2023. Plan your visit.

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