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Mini Makers: Messy Play
  • Family

Mini Makers: Messy Play

Get messy in our informal art sessions, introducing little ones to early mark-making with sensory materials, including paint, glitter, clay, spaghetti, chalk and more. Read more

Sensory Stories & Rhymes
  • Family

Sensory Stories & Rhymes

Explore our collections through songs, stories, movement and sensory play with hands-on resources. Read more

Sensory Play Days
  • Family

Sensory Play Days

Play creatively in our hands-on, interactive space and explore using... Read more

Family-friendly Art Talks
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  • Talk

Family-friendly Art Talks

Explore the artworks on display in our galleries through our series of animated monthly talks, using child-friendly language to help younger visitors engage with art. Read more

Saturday Storytelling
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  • Talk

Saturday Storytelling

Join us in our galleries to learn about a different global artist each month with a 15-minute story and a chance to try creating your own work in their style. Read more

Sensory Stories and Rhymes
  • Family

Sensory Stories and Rhymes

Explore our collections through songs, stories, movement and sensory play with hands-on resources. Read more

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail
  • Family

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail

Celebrate the release of Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum with a free detective trail for families, created by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. Read more

Dippy in Coventry: The Nation's Favourite Dinosaur
  • Exhibition
  • Family

Dippy in Coventry: The Nation's Favourite Dinosaur

Fresh from the Natural History Museum, Dippy the Diplodocus stomps into the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from February 2023, becoming dino-in-residence for 3 years. Read more

Half-term Crafts: Dippy the Dinosaur
  • Family

Half-term Crafts: Dippy the Dinosaur

Celebrate the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus in Coventry this February half-term with our roar-some dinosaur-inspired family craft activities. Read more

SOLD OUT - Art Masterclass: Stop-motion Animation
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  • Workshop

SOLD OUT - Art Masterclass: Stop-motion Animation

Bring your own mini dino-stars to life with stop-motion animation in our Dippy the dinosaur-inspired Art Masterclass. Read more

Discovering Fossils: A close encounter with the collection
  • Family
  • Talk

Discovering Fossils: A close encounter with the collection

Join curator Ali Wells for a free, interactive talk about the fossils in our permanent collection, including our star ichthyosaur skull. Read more

World Book Day: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Family

World Book Day: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Celebrate World Book Day with a sensory retelling of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt, aimed at little ones aged 0-4. Read more

Crafting Identities: Set Yourself Free
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  • Workshop

Crafting Identities: Set Yourself Free

Join us for family-friendly Easter arts and crafts inspired by our Divided Selves exhibition, including memory homes, samosa packet prints and newsprint portraits. Read more

Art Masterclass: Samosa-making
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  • Workshop

Art Masterclass: Samosa-making

Spice up your Easter holiday with our Samosa-making art masterclass, learning ancient Punjabi techniques to prepare this favourite Indian snack. Read more

Art Masterclass: Screen-printing
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  • Workshop

Art Masterclass: Screen-printing

Learn screen-printing techniques and design your own canvas bag to take home in this Easter holiday art masterclass, inspired by our Divided Selves exhibition. Read more

May Half-term Crafts: Scenic Seascapes
  • Family
  • Workshop

May Half-term Crafts: Scenic Seascapes

Explore watercolours, collaging and junk modelling in our ocean-themed half-term craft activities, inspired by seascapes from our permanent art collection. Read more

Art Masterclass: Acrylic and Oil Paint Making
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  • Workshop

Art Masterclass: Acrylic and Oil Paint Making

Make and use your own acrylic and oil paint with dry soil and learn techniques for applying it to canvas in our half-term art masterclass. Read more

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