Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area, develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities, and spend quality time together.
Workshops are aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. For children aged 11 and over, we can make the activities more challenging for them. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If younger siblings (under 5s) are coming as well and not taking part in the main craft activity, we can provide colouring materials for them free of charge, as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials. When booking, please book places for adults and under 5s, as this lets us know how many chairs we need to put out for the workshop.
All workshops are £6 per child – adults and under 5s are FREE!
May Half Term: Play On – A Midsummers Night Dream
This year OTT are celebrating William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummers Night Dream as part of their Play On season. Come along to the Museum and discover William Shakespeare’s connections to Richmond and create your own hand puppet character.
Summer Holidays: A Horse! A Horse! My Kingdom for a Horse!
Edmund Kean a celebrated British Shakespearean stage actor. Discover how he used to run a Theatre here in Richmond and how he ended up with a memorial in St Mary Magdalene’s Church. Create your own treasure box, decorated with your favourite character from stage or film, inspired by a snuff box on display in the Museum, which shows Kean in his most famous role of Richard III.
Summer Holidays: The Lady or the Tiger…?
Which door will you choose? Come and explore the story behind The Lady and the Tiger, the musical version of which, was the first OT show to transfer to the West End, and complete a craft inspired by the story…
Summer Holidays: A Georgian Super Star
Mrs Mary Ann Yates was the superstar actress of her day – but sadly her story has been forgotten today. Come and discover the story of this superstar of Georgian Theatre, her links to Richmond, and have a go at a fashionable craft, inspired by Yate’s perfectly polished public image.
October Half Term: Spooky Stained Glass
Create your own spooky ‘stained glass’ decorations inspired by the tales of ghosts and ghouls who haunt the ruins of Richmond Palace….!