Morning Explorers is a relaxed free early opening for families and children with autism spectrum conditions and sensory processing differences who would benefit from a quieter environment to explore the museum. Where possible gallery lights will be dimmed and interactives/sounds will be turned off.
Visitors will be invtied to use our Sensory Trail Backpacks (limited number available), take part in activities related to our exhibitions and enjoy a chill out space with sensory toys.
This is a drop in even, no need to book. Morning Explorers is suitable for families with children aged 2 – 15 years. Sibling are more than welcome too.
Sensory Trial Backpacks – these contain calming toys ear defenders and a sensory trail with activities to do in our galleries and garden. Available from Saturday 28 September.
A refundable deposit of £10 or a form of ID (i.e. driver’s licence or passport) will be required to use a backpack.
Join in our fun, friendly session and help your child develop essential school-ready skills through rhymes, stories and craft. Booking essential, call the museum on 01992 716882 or email email@example.com Toddlers must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Up to two toddlers per adult.
22 October Old Mother Hubbard
19 November Goosey Goosey Gander
14 January This is the Way …
11 February Pancake Tuesday
17 March I had a Little Hobby Horse
Family Fun – Drop in Arts and Crafts
ages welcome (most suitable for 5 – 11 year olds), £2 per child
Fun family art and craft activities for you to make together and take home. No need to book, just drop in and allow approximately 20 minutes for the activity. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
29 Oct Milk Bottle Mammoths
18 Feb Space Craft
7 Apr Easter Bunny Mask
14 Apr Easter Flower Bower
We regret we cannot accommodate large
groups or holiday clubs at these sessions.
Please contact us to arrange something.
Skills and a Century of Change: The Untold Story of Gilwell Park
10 August – Saturday 12 October
For 100 years Scouts around the world
have travelled to Epping Forest to learn new skills, make friends and revel in
its beautiful landscape. Discover how Gilwell Park has become renown
across the globe as the spiritual home of Scouting.
Saturday 26 October – Saturday
some of the incredible creatures that roamed this area during the last great
Ice Age. Find out why it happened, how long it lasted and how it shaped the Lee
Valley we know today in this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition.
You Wear It Well
Saturday 25 January – Saturday
We have over 1500
pieces of costume and accessories, spanning 500 years in our collection. Items
range from a Tudor stocking to a 2012 Paralympic Gamesmaker kit, and from
uniforms to ballgowns via buttons and badges.
This exhibition gives you the chance to
peek into the process of curating and caring for costumes, and to see some of
the highlights and horrors discovered.