Exhibitions & Workshops events

WONDER - Where Reality and Imaginary Collide

WONDER - Where Reality and Imaginary Collide

Friday 28 June 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

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

Six remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, dreamlike realities and discovery.

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Move and Play

Move and Play

Thursday 11 July 2019 – Sunday 10 November 2019

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

Explore an immersive world of games, challenges, and triumph in this must-see exhibition!

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Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Monday 15 July 2019 – Monday 9 December 2019

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

Calling all Home Ed students, come along to the Let’s Animate studio and have fun animating.

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Summer Holidays - A Summer of Playful Making

Summer Holidays - A Summer of Playful Making

Tuesday 23 July 2019 – Saturday 31 August 2019

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

This summer we will be doing all things playful in our popular children's craft activities. Each week we will have a different theme to explore, with activities changing throughout.

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Summer Holidays - Velites v Celts

Summer Holidays - Velites v Celts

Tuesday 23 July 2019 – Friday 30 August 2019

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

This summer, choose your allegiance and become a brave Roman Vales, or one of the wild Iron Age warriors that opposed them.

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Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Wednesday 7 August 2019

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

Mary Ann Evans spent the first 21 years of her life at Griff, midway between Bedworth and Nuneaton.

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Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Code and Doodle

Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Code and Doodle

Thursday 8 August 2019

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

Doodle with code. Did you ever wonder how we can draw on screens without using pens?

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Minibeast Hunting

Minibeast Hunting

Monday 12 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Bugs come in all different shapes and sizes, can you tell your shield bugs from your leaf bug?

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre are making mud fossils and playing loads of dinosaur games during this session fit for the next dino discoverer.

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Star Wars Marathon

Star Wars Marathon

Friday 23 August 2019 – Sunday 25 August 2019

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

This is a rare opportunity to see eight Star Wars films back to back on a big screen at FarGo Village. You can watch one or every single one! In the words of Yoda, 'Do. Or do not. There is no try.'

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STEMtastic SUMMER Holiday Club

STEMtastic SUMMER Holiday Club

Friday 23 August 2019

Location: Howes Primary School, Palermo Avenue, Coventry, CV3 5EH.

Our Ofsted-registered STEMtastic Holiday Clubs are fun, energetic, structured days of science & technology experiments for ages 8-14!

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Earlsdon Supper Club - Birthday Celebration

Earlsdon Supper Club - Birthday Celebration

Friday 23 August 2019

Location: Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5.

Come celebrate with us.

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Summer Colours

Summer Colours

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Help us find all the colours of summer and get arty outdoors as we go on a summer adventure. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Minibeast Hunting

Minibeast Hunting

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

See what bugs you can find as we head out on a bug hunt and of course play some creepy crawly games too! This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us to hunt for some wild food before cooking up a snack or too! This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Nature Tots - Baby Animals and their Families

Nature Tots - Baby Animals and their Families

Thursday 29 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Those baby animals sure are cute, but how do they keep safe? Get ready to play lots of games and look after our cuddly toy creatures as we had out and learn all about baby animals and their families.

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Family Bat Night

Family Bat Night

Friday 30 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come with us and make a batty craft, before heading out to play some games and go on a bat hunt! Use our bat detectors to listen for bats and hopefully spot them flying between the trees too.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Wednesday 4 September 2019

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

Become a marble run specialist in this fun session where we play with giant ball runs and small marble runs.

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Mini Makers

Mini Makers

Thursday 5 September 2019 – Thursday 5 December 2019

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

There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in this informal drop-in art session.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Roald Dahl Day Special

Mini Museum Engineers - Roald Dahl Day Special

Wednesday 11 September 2019

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

We are celebrating Roald Dahl Day with this Mini Museum Engineers session.

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Artist Talk: Julia Snowdin

Artist Talk: Julia Snowdin

Thursday 12 September 2019

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

Julia Snowdin discusses the process of creating her first light installation from Arts Council application to creation.

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Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019

Friday 13 September 2019 – Sunday 22 September 2019

Location: Coventry

Locally organised by Coventry City Council, Heritage Open Days is free and celebrates Coventry’s architecture, culture and local and social history.

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Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Friday 13 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019

Location: Esquires Coffee, Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry, CV1 1JD.

Coventry's monthly improv comedy show.

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Festival of Crafts

Festival of Crafts

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

Location: Coombe Abbey Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB

Family day out with displays and demonstrations, and stalls showing the craftier side of Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Herbert Illuminations - Nothing new? Radical drawing through the ages

Herbert Illuminations - Nothing new? Radical drawing through the ages

Tuesday 17 September 2019

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

Is the idea of 'radical drawing' something that only came into being with the advent of modernism? Definitely not!

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Herbert Illuminations - Celebrating the Centenary of Coventry's First Women Councillors

Herbert Illuminations - Celebrating the Centenary of Coventry's First Women Councillors

Tuesday 17 September 2019

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

This autumn Coventry City Council celebrates anniversary of the election of its first women councillors, a hugely important milestone in the city's history.

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Sprinkles Gelato Chess Evening

Sprinkles Gelato Chess Evening

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Location: Sprinkles Gelato Old Fire Station, Hales St, Coventry, CV1 1JA

Springles Gelato is proud to be able to host Coventry Chess League Team vs. Leamington Chess League Team.

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Sensory Play Days

Sensory Play Days

Thursday 19 September 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019

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

Let imaginations soar as your child learns to play creatively in this interactive space.

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Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Tool Skills Special

Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Tool Skills Special

Saturday 21 September 2019

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

This session is inspired by one of Coventry's traditional industries - weaving.

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Earlsdon Supper Club - Summer Sign Off

Earlsdon Supper Club - Summer Sign Off

Saturday 21 September 2019

Location: Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5.

Let's finish summer in style!

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Mini Museum Engineers - Fun with Magnets

Mini Museum Engineers - Fun with Magnets

Wednesday 25 September 2019

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

We love exploring magnets.

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Pulling the Threads Together

Pulling the Threads Together

Friday 27 September 2019

Location: St Mary's Guildhall Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

Leading academics and experts will be converging on St Marys Guildhall to celebrate and debate the magnificent Coventry Tapestry, revealing some of its untold stories and bringing new interpretations.

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Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Saturday 30 November 2019

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

This innovative nationwide movement continues in Coventry this autumn.

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Silversmithing Workshop

Silversmithing Workshop

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Saturday 14 December 2019

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

Led by our informative tutors, Laura and Naim, this workshop will teach you all the basic techniques of silversmithing and because we keep numbers small, there is time to explore a range of techniques

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Coffee and Cake Chinwag

Coffee and Cake Chinwag

Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Wednesday 4 December 2019

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

Kick starting on International Coffee Day, meet and mingle with other parents and care givers in this new monthly social gathering.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Ramps and Racers

Mini Museum Engineers - Ramps and Racers

Wednesday 2 October 2019

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

This popular session gets all of us playing with different ramps.

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Heritage Storeys

Heritage Storeys

Thursday 3 October 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019

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

Heritage Storeys is a Virtual Reality storytelling experience where you can travel through time in a lift and immerse yourself in a series of compelling historical stories.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Up, up, up we go

Mini Museum Engineers - Up, up, up we go

Wednesday 9 October 2019

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

In this session we will be using traditional and unusual toys and tolls to engineer tall and boosting structures.

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History of Caludon Castle

History of Caludon Castle

Saturday 12 October 2019

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

John Clarke OBE and George Demidowicz will be giving a talk on the history of Caludon Castle.

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Wildfloss Abstract Embroidery Workshop

Wildfloss Abstract Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 12 October 2019

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

An introduction to abstract embroidery. Artist Ruth Hughes will show you how to experiment with colour, create texture and develop contemporary shape.

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Jess Morgan (UK) and Nels Andrews (USA) - Books and Songs 2019

Jess Morgan (UK) and Nels Andrews (USA) - Books and Songs 2019

Friday 18 October 2019

Location: FarGo Village - Big Comfy Bookshop Unit 2F, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED

Jess Morgan from England and Nels Andrews from the US have joined forces because they both - for the first time - have illustrated books to accompany the new music they want to bring to audiences.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Code

Mini Museum Engineers - Code

Friday 18 October 2019

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

Did you know that we can code without using computers?

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October Half Term - Festival of the Dead

October Half Term - Festival of the Dead

Saturday 19 October 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019

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

Join us to create some spooktacular crafts as part of our Festival of the Dead celebrations.

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Radiant Roman Lamps

Radiant Roman Lamps

Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 25 October 2019

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Give thanks to the Gods for another successful campaign, by making your own working Roman lamp! All materials are provided.

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Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Wednesday 23 October 2019 – Thursday 31 October 2019

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

Join our curator for a 30 minute behind the scenes talk and tour in our Natural History store, where you will encounter objects from our skeletal collection and a mummified cat too!

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Art Masterclass: Screen Printed Canvas Bag

Art Masterclass: Screen Printed Canvas Bag

Thursday 24 October 2019

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

Continuing with our programme of exciting art classes for children, we will be discovering the techniques for screen printing using Day of the Dead imagery as inspiration.

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Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Can you make your own web and find some creepy crawlies hiding out in the deep dark woods. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Hibernating Hedgehogs

Hibernating Hedgehogs

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, 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 too! This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

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

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Jesmonite Jewellery Workshop

Jesmonite Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 2 November 2019

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

Create a beautiful and on-trend jesmonite pendant and design it in block colour, or with a marble effect.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Wednesday 6 November 2019

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

Come and build dens of all shapes and sizes in our museum.

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Coventry Accents in the Coventry Archives

Coventry Accents in the Coventry Archives

Saturday 9 November 2019

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

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Dr. Christopher Strelluf uses the treasure trove of old sound recordings in the Coventry Archives to show what English in Coventry was like.

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Lino Cutting Workshop

Lino Cutting Workshop

Saturday 9 November 2019

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

Discover the techniques needed to cut designs, create a relief surface and experiment with inking and printing.

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Midlands Arts Papers 3 - Launch

Midlands Arts Papers 3 - Launch

Wednesday 13 November 2019

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

An event celebrating the new issue of the online journal.

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Tales from Coventry Tables: A Supper Club

Tales from Coventry Tables: A Supper Club

Saturday 16 November 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Food is much more than sustenance.

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World Nursery Rhyme Week: On Tour!

World Nursery Rhyme Week: On Tour!

Tuesday 19 November 2019

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

It's World Nursery Rhyme week and to celebrate we are taking our Sensory Stories and Rhymes activities on tour to Coventry Transport Museum for this day only.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Travelling the World

Mini Museum Engineers - Travelling the World

Wednesday 20 November 2019

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

We move around the world in many different ways.

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Making Merry: Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair

Making Merry: Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair

Friday 29 November 2019 – Saturday 30 November 2019

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

Our fabulous feast of festive fun returns, bringing you the best local and ethical arts and crafts. Get ahead of the festive game with workshops, music, choirs and more.

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Wreath Making

Wreath Making

Saturday 30 November 2019

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

Create a fabulous wreath in this ever popular workshop.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Tool Skills

Mini Museum Engineers - Tool Skills

Wednesday 4 December 2019

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

Join this session to practice your tool skills and make a beautiful wooden toy to take home.

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Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Tuesday 17 December 2019

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

Tis the season to sing with Santa and enjoy a Christmas story too.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Wednesday 11 December 2019

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

Come into the museum to discover light and shade through play.

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GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrim's Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

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Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Saturday 14 December 2019

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

Celebrate the festive season with this wonderful Family Saturday.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Wednesday 18 December 2019

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

We are going to finish our Mini Museum Engineers year with our most popular session.

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