February Half-Term Programme

Event Ended

Open Sessions

3pm – 5pm: Gibson Brands Interactive Studio

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, get hands-on in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio. Our Visitor Experience Musicians are on hand every day to have a jam or give tips and advice to get you started on your musical journey.

All ages welcome

Dougie’s Mini Music Makers

We are dedicating a space in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to under-fives, including percussion and rhythm instruments so your tots can dance to the beat of their own rhythm.

Suitable for under-fives

Family trail

Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Complete the trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer.

Suitable for 4 -11-year olds

Half Term Craft: Make Your Own Skiffle Bass

Get crafty with Frankie Feathers this February. The Skiffle era was all about DIY music, so we’re going DIY crazy and showing you how to make your own replica paper tea chest bass. Make sure you check out our cabinet dedicated to the Forties’ Skiffle era; with real Skiffle instruments including a washboard and an actual tea chest bass. 

Suitable for all ages

Film Night at the Museum: The Breakfast Club

19th February, 6pm

Come join us after hours this February for Film Night at the Museum where we will be showing the 1985 cult classic, The Breakfast Club.

Written, produced, and directed by John Hughes, the film famously introduced the ‘brat pack’ stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

Certificate 15

Running time: 97 mins

Please note there are no ads or trailers. Our museum galleries are closed during film screenings.

Our café bar is open from 5pm, serving hot and cold drinks and a range of cakes and snacks.