This summer holidays, families will have more than 20 different activities to choose from at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery.

In fact, there will be something happening at one of the three Bath & North East Somerset Council-run museums every day during the school holidays.

Young visitors will be able to dress up in a Roman toga; make an owl puppet, mask or mobile; design a fabulous dress or fashion accessory; or create beautiful artworks based on the Victoria Art Gallery’s current exhibition, A Celebration of Flowers.

Councillor Paul Myers, (Conservative, Midsomer Norton Redfield), cabinet member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “There’s lots going on in our museums to keep children entertained over the summer holidays, whatever their interests. We hope that local families will enjoy this bumper programme of activities, all of which are free for Bath & North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card.”

Activities at the Victoria Art Gallery are free for everyone. At the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, activities are included in the admission price (free for Discovery Card holders).

Suitable for children aged three and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Roman Baths

Tuesday Times Tables

Tuesdays 17, 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August
Come along and enjoy a series of evening sessions looking at objects from the Roman Baths’ collections. You will also get the opportunity to handle original artefacts.

Togas and Tunics

10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 21 July to 26 August
Discover what the Romans wore and dress up in a toga.

Outbreak of Owls

Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
The goddess Minerva’s animal symbol was an owl – join us to create an owl mask.

Friend or Foe?

Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
We believe that the statue of Minerva would once have worn a helmet. Get crafty and make a helmet.

Flight of Fancy

Monday 6 August – Friday 10 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Use the Roman mosaic technique to make a fantastic owl.

Flying Free

Monday 13 August – Friday 17 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Create a parliament of flying owls by designing an owl mobile.

Minerva’s Mate

Monday 20 August – Friday 24 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Get creative and use collage to make an owl puppet.

As Wise as an Owl

Monday 27 August – Friday 31 August
10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Create a wise bird in 3D.

Fashion Museum Bath

Dress with Structure

Tuesday 24 July
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Fashion designers use structure to create clothes with a unique style. Design a dress that has an added structure: what does it look like and what does it do?

Paper Bag Slogans

Tuesday 31 July
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Slogans on T-shirts, like our Dress of the Year 2017, have been used to make statements in fashion for decades. Design a paper bag with a cool modern slogan using Sharpie pens and sequins.


Tuesday 7 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Get crafty to design and make a tassel key ring.

Royal Robes

Tuesday 14 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Imagine you are the fashion designer for a king or queen and create a design fit for royalty.

Bottle-top Bangles and Badges

Tuesday 21 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Upcycle plastic bottle tops and ribbon scraps to create colourful accessories.

Crazy Cravats

Tuesday 28 August
10.30–12.30 and 13.30–15.30
Create a cravat with some crazy materials.

Victoria Art Gallery

Felt Flowers and Bugs

Wednesday 25 July
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Make a felt flower or bug badge to wear.

The Faraway Tree

Friday 27 July
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Use a wrapping technique to create trees full of blossom.

Secret Garden

Wednesday 1 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Make a secret garden full of flowers and insects.


Friday 3 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Have fun perfecting a picturesque pond.

Bitty Butterfly

Wednesday 8 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Use mosaic techniques and materials to make a beautiful butterfly.

Painted Posies

Friday 10 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Create a summer scene with watercolours and special pens.

Dancing in the Wind

Wednesday 15 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Use wire and collage to make a mobile.

Time for Tea in the Garden

Friday 17 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Create a teacup card decorated with summer flowers.

Paper Petal Power

Wednesday 22 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Use different types of paper to make flower decorations to brighten your home.

Textured Treats

Friday 24 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Create textured rubbings and make a bunch of flowers and bugs.

Bug Hunt

Wednesday 29 August
10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Follow the bug trail around the gallery and make garden bugs, such as butterflies and dragonflies, using watercolour pencils.