May Half Term

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria, join us for special May Half-Term holiday family activities.
    • Event
    • 25 May & 1 Jun 2019
    • 11:00

    Royal Wave: Make a Queen Victoria Hand Puppet

    To mark Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday, design and decorate a hand puppet of Queen Victoria or Victorian Stamp inventor, Rowland Hill.

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    • Event
    • 27 May 2019
    • 10:00

    Meet the Inventor: Rowland Hill

    Join us in the galleries to meet Rowland Hill – the Victorian gentleman whose idea of the Penny Black stamp changed communication all over the world.

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    • Event
    • 28 May 2019
    • 11:00

    Victorian calligraphy and paper making

    Make your own paper from recycled pulp, and practise Victorian calligraphy too in this messy and fun drop-in workshop.

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    • Event
    • 29 May 2019
    • 11:00

    Printing the Post

    To celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday this month, join us for this hands-on arts and crafts printing activity led by RCA artist, Susie Foster.

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    • Event
    • 30 May 2019
    • 11:00

    Make a Victorian Top Hat or Royal Tiara

    Victorians were renowned for their inventions as well as their fashion! Inspired by their fancy attire, make your own Victorian top hat or tiara fit for a Queen.

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    • Event
    • 31 May 2019
    • 11:00

    Design your ‘Penny Black’ Greetings Card

    Dress up with Victorian props and draw a profile silhouette from your shadow...then transform your profile into a bespoke greetings card.

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