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What's On This Month

THERE’S plenty to celebrate this month, we’ve got lots to keep the family entertained. There is no extra charge for the day time events; admission is included in the regular museum entry price.

Open Stores - Museum opening hours, 10am - 4pm
Step behind the scenes to see hundreds of exciting items from our vast, world-class collections – featuring everything from 1980s and 1950s objects to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. The store, located in the Regional Resource Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Model Tramway Exhibition - Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April
A Model Tramway Exhibition is being held in the Collections Study Room which can be accessed from the Foulbridge tram and bus stops. There will be 9 model tramways on display along with the Tramway & Light Railway Society Estates Service shop and Smart Models.

Meccano Exhibition - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April

The North East Meccano Society will be holding an exciting display of Meccano models in the Collections Study Room from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition is always a great hit with visitors! 

See our calendar below for the dates of visiting Brass Bands and Choirs to the Museum.



Please note: Bands usually perform in the Redman Park Bandstand in the Town, and Choirs in the Pit Village Chapel. All times are approximate, please check with at admissions on the day of your visit for exact times.

All details correct at the time of publication. The Museum reserves the right to alter or withdraw any event without notice.


Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 0191 370 4000, email: