Family Discovery Day

01 April 11:00

Join us for a fun packed day at the museum where you can explore what is on offer for families with a series of free medieval themed activities.

1st April 2017, 11.00-11.30am
Experience the Corn Exchange’s Saturday Stories at this *free* taster session. Aimed at families with children aged 7 and under, you can join in with songs and rhymes as well as hear stories themed around magic, with a special featured story about a magic porridge pot to tie-in with objects in the museum’s new permanent exhibition which you can explore afterwards! Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.

Saturday Stories are held monthly at the museum on the 1st Saturday of the month.  To book a future session or for further details, please call the Corn Exchange on 08455 218218 or visit the website


*Free* craft workshop linked to the medieval pottery in the Lives and Landscape exhibition.  Make and take a medieval tyg (pottery drinking vessel) out of air-drying clay, and handle a replica one.  Drop-in between the times indicated, last entry is 12.55pm. Aimed at families with children 4-11 years old.

The museum runs regular craft workshops in the school holidays, usually on Thursdays and/or Fridays.  For more information, please visit or pick up a leaflet at the workshop.


Blaze, the museum dragon, will be on site to meet and greet you.  This is a rare opportunity to get your picture taken with Blaze, who lives on the weathervane on the roof of the Cloth Hall most of the time!

The museum holds free monthly sessions (in term time) for 2-5 year olds, usually on the first Thursday of the month, called Blaze’s Buddies.  For more information, please go to or pick up a leaflet from Blaze.


Creation Station West Berkshire will be offering two *free* taster workshops for babies:

2.15-2.45pm  0-6 months Tiny Treasures;
2.50pm-3.20pm 6-18 months Baby Discover.

These two 30 minute sessions will be themed around medieval swords and shields. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.

To find out more about the Creation Station, please go to or

Vicky from Creation Station will be running regular monthly (in term time) sessions at the museum on the first Wednesday of the month – Tiny Treasures and Baby Discover – starting in April.  To find out more, please email or telephone 07881287659 or pick up a leaflet at a taster session.


Launch of the museum’s new permanent exhibition trail featuring another museum dragon, Iggy, who is a friend of Blaze!  Blaze will be there to hand out the trails.


The museum will be open, as usual, from 10am to 4pm.  Free entry. To celebrate the Family Discovery Day and opening of the new permanent exhibition, Lives and Landscape, free balloons will be available for children to take away (while stocks last).