Exhibitions & Workshops events

Exploring Eliot's Coventry

Exploring Eliot's Coventry

Saturday 2 November 2019 – Sunday 26 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

The Herbert is celebrating 200 years since the birth of author George Eliot with a new display about her connections with Coventry.

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Mini Makers

Mini Makers

Thursday 9 January 2020 – Thursday 2 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Creative fun for little hands and feet! Arrive anytime and be prepared to get messy!

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Parents & Tots Dance Classes

Parents & Tots Dance Classes

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Location: Community Centre Warwickshire Shopping Park Coventry CV3 2SB

Make memories together in a weekly dance class with your toddler. Join us for a free taster class or sign up for the term.

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Mini Museum Engineers

Mini Museum Engineers

Wednesday 15 January 2020 – Tuesday 5 May 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Stay, play, relax, explore and learn in the Museum. Take the lead and investigate open-ended play stations while playing with and learning about STEM concepts.

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Friday 17 January 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt?

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Taking Flight - Discover. Dream. Design

Taking Flight - Discover. Dream. Design

Saturday 25 January 2020 – Sunday 14 June 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Depart on a journey of invention and explore the evolution of flight in this immersive exhibition.

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Coventry Preloved Vintage Kilo

Coventry Preloved Vintage Kilo

Saturday 25 January 2020

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Shop through 6 tonnes of Preloved, Vintage & Retro clothing and pay by weight - all at just £15 per kilo!

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Science Gala 2020

Science Gala 2020

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Location: University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

The Science Gala will be a free evening extravaganza showcasing exciting science, a family event open to anyone interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths).

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Quinn by Lottie Davies

Quinn by Lottie Davies

Friday 14 February 2020 – Sunday 31 May 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

QUINN follows a young man - the fictional character of William Henry Quinn - as he walks through the British landscape post WWII.

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February Half Term - Wonderful Weaving

February Half Term - Wonderful Weaving

Saturday 15 February 2020 – Saturday 29 February 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

We’re celebrating the weaving history of Coventry with two weeks of colourful, woven craft activities.

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Saturday 15 February 2020 – Sunday 1 March 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

This installation by Catherine Howard presents over 100 embellished textile moths.

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This makes That with These – Sprite-bots

This makes That with These – Sprite-bots

Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Tuesday 25 February 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Discover pixel art and have fun designing your own digital sprites using ‘Scratch’. Have a go at building a physical look-a-like “Sprite-Junk-Bot", using a specially designed challenge kit.

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Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Thursday 20 February 2020 – Wednesday 26 February 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join our Curator for a 30 minute behind the scenes talk and tour and discover historical objects that explore Coventry’s history with the weaving industry.

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Sphero Robot Art with Kineton STEM

Sphero Robot Art with Kineton STEM

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Kineton STEM Team bring their equipment and expertise so you can get hands on with Sphero Robots to turn digital commands into physical marks.

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Art Masterclass: Felting

Art Masterclass: Felting

Thursday 27 February 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Try your hand at wet felting to produce a unique badge or key ring to take home.

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Coventry Open 2020

Coventry Open 2020

Saturday 29 February 2020 – Sunday 19 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

This is the eleventh Coventry Open, an inspiring exhibition showcasing a wide range of talent from the West Midlands and Warwickshire.

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World Book Day: Mini Museum Engineers on Tour!

World Book Day: Mini Museum Engineers on Tour!

Thursday 5 March 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

To celebrate World Book Day, Mini Museum Engineers travels to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

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Family Saturdays: This makes That with These – Object stories: Stop Motion Animation

Family Saturdays: This makes That with These – Object stories: Stop Motion Animation

Saturday 7 March 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Join the Kineton STEM team and create a film that tells the story of the old being transformed to something new.

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VIP Record Fair

VIP Record Fair

Sunday 15 March 2020

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

A GREAT CHANCE TO BUY OR SELL YOUR VINYL RECORDS - AT COVENTRY'S BIGGEST RECORDS FAIR!

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Family Saturdays: This makes That with These – Iron People

Family Saturdays: This makes That with These – Iron People

Saturday 4 April 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Taking inspiration from Ted Hughes ‘The Iron Woman’ we explore where objects are from, their material and their effect on our environment.

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Easter Holidays: Sensational Sculptures

Easter Holidays: Sensational Sculptures

Saturday 4 April 2020 – Saturday 25 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Make bendy figures using tin foil, craft a portrait from clay and breathe new life into everyday materials by stacking, spiralling, threading and rolling.

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt?

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Would you be able to survive outside? Come find out as you discover how to make survival den in the woods, to keep warm and sheltered away from the cold.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Fabulous Flames - We'll be learning how to make a fire in a special kelly kettle to heat water to make hot chocolates and toast a marshmallow or two!

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Fabulous Flames - We'll be learning how to make a fire in a special kelly kettle to heat water to make hot chocolates and toast a marshmallow or two!

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Nature Tots- Spring has Sprung

Nature Tots- Spring has Sprung

Thursday 9 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. We play games and do many activities outdoors, before making a craft indoors!

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Wondrous Warfaces

Wondrous Warfaces

Tuesday 14 April 2020 – Saturday 25 April 2020

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

Visit the Lunt for the 1st time in 2020!

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This makes That with These – Robots for a Greener Planet

This makes That with These – Robots for a Greener Planet

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Explore environmental issues and the rise of the eco-robots. Make your own simple robot to take home.

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Teeny Tiny Den Building

Teeny Tiny Den Building

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Why should den building be just for the older kids?! Head out and help us make dens for teddies and maybe even a toddler or two.

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Magical Forest

Magical Forest

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Journey with us to our magical woodland, concoct a magic potion, help out the fairy queen and make some mud trolls.

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Sculpture Gallery Family Tour

Sculpture Gallery Family Tour

Wednesday 15 April 2020 – Wednesday 22 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join our Learning Team for a talk and tour to find out more about the sculptures on display.

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Art Masterclass: Sculpting with Modrock

Art Masterclass: Sculpting with Modrock

Thursday 16 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Get messy with Modrock as we teach your children how to use this versatile material to create a sculpture to take home.

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Get Crafty in the Wild

Get Crafty in the Wild

Monday 20 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Off we go to get crafty in the wild, we'll be making massive stick pictures and getting muddy with our special mud paint recipe.

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Teeny Tiny Den Building

Teeny Tiny Den Building

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Why should den building be just for the older kids?! Head out and help us make dens for teddies and maybe even a toddler or two.

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Nature Tots - Crunching Munching Caterpillars

Nature Tots - Crunching Munching Caterpillars

Thursday 23 April 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. We play games and do many activities outdoors, before making a craft indoors!

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Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

Saturday 16 May 2020

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Urban Jungle is back! Join us for a plant lovers paradise, perfect for the expert plant parent, or the notorious plant killer!

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Can you build a shelter good enough to sleep in, test how waterproof it is and camouflage it to the max!

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Wilderness Wednesday - Carve a Musical Instrument

Wilderness Wednesday - Carve a Musical Instrument

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Carve a musical instrument - Come learn how to carve a musical instrument to take home, using just a stick, elastic bands, a glove and a knife.

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Wilderness Wednesday - Carve a Musical Instrument

Wilderness Wednesday - Carve a Musical Instrument

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Carve a musical instrument - Come learn how to carve a musical instrument to take home, using just a stick, elastic bands, a glove and a knife.

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Nature Tots - Wild Explorers

Nature Tots - Wild Explorers

Thursday 28 May 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. We play games and do many activities outdoors, before making a craft indoors!

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Bug Hunting

Bug Hunting

Monday 20 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Can you find some bug and beetles in our woodland. Scoop them up and have a closer look.

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Woodland Treasure Hunt

Woodland Treasure Hunt

Monday 20 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

We're off hunting for treasure, what will we find?

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt?

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Teddy Bear Adventure

Teddy Bear Adventure

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Bring along your teddy to explore the outdoors, build them a special home and play some teddy bear games.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Tracks and Trails - Head out to look for animal tracks, discover some bones and maybe even dissect an owl pellet to find out what they've been eating.

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Nature Tots - Fantastic Fairy Tales

Nature Tots - Fantastic Fairy Tales

Thursday 23 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. We play games and do many activities outdoors, before making a craft indoors!

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Happy Hedgehogs

Happy Hedgehogs

Monday 27 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Hooray for hedgehogs they're the best, come play some games and see why prickles are better than the rest.

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Den Building

Den Building

Monday 27 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Discover how to make your very own shelter in the woods, will you be able to make it waterproof using just what you find in the woods?

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Buzzy Bees and Beautiful Butterflies

Buzzy Bees and Beautiful Butterflies

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Use our nets to hunt for some beautiful butterflies and turn into a bee in a buzzing game.

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Wilderness Wednesday - Pizza Making

Wilderness Wednesday - Pizza Making

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Pizza Making - Come join us to make your very own pizza before cooking it in our special pizza oven.

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Duck Tales

Duck Tales

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

We're off looking for ducks and we're going to have a quacking good time!

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Wilderness Wednesday- Pizza Making

Wilderness Wednesday- Pizza Making

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Pizza Making - Come join us to make your very own pizza before cooking it in our special pizza oven.

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Nature Tots - Animal Homes

Nature Tots - Animal Homes

Friday 31 July 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. We play games and do many activities outdoors, before making a craft indoors!

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Tiny Pond Dippers

Tiny Pond Dippers

Monday 3 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

A special chance for our smaller guests to look in the pond. They will also go on a trail and play some froggy games.

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Magical Tea Party

Magical Tea Party

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Journey with us to our magical woodland, concoct a magic potion, help out the fairy queen and make some mud trolls.

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Woodland Pirates

Woodland Pirates

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Ahoy me hearties! We're going into the woods to search for hidden treasure, sail the seven seas and make our enemies walk the plank! Will you join the crew?

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Wilderness Wednesday - Woodland Jewellery

Wilderness Wednesday - Woodland Jewellery

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Woodland Jewellery - We'll be using elder wood to make jewellery and even using stinging nettles to make string, join us to find out how.

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Woodland Adventure

Woodland Adventure

Monday 10 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Come on a woodland adventure, what will we find there? Play our wacky woodland games and have a fun forest time.

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Wilderness Wednesday - Natural Dyes

Wilderness Wednesday - Natural Dyes

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Natural Dyes - Join us in the woods to stoke the fire to boil up some natural bits and bobs to dye our very own flags. We'll be using hammers to get plant pigments to stain our fabric.

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Wilderness Wednesday - Wild Food Forage

Wilderness Wednesday - Wild Food Forage

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Wild Food Forage - Join us to hunt for some wild food before cooking up a snack or two!

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Hibernating Hedgehogs

Hibernating Hedgehogs

Monday 26 October 2020

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Find out about hedgehogs and their night time lives, what do they eat? Where are they in Winter? Plus make a mud hedgehog.

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