Family visits

There are always exciting things going on in the Museum. Here are some activities you can do with your family during your visit to Kirkleatham.

Memories of Childhood Traditional Games Boxes

Parents and Grandparents introduce your children to your favourite childhood games with the Museum's Traditional Games Loans Boxes. Each box has a selection of traditional and garden toys and games for you to discover and play with in the Museums gardens and grounds. Games include quoits, skittles, skipping ropes, boolah (hoop & stick), kites, as well as giant versions of favourite boards games like draughts, Snakes and Ladders and noughts and crosses.

Games boxes may be borrowed from the Museum shop with the placement of a returnable deposit, such as your car/house keys or credit card. You may then play with the games anywhere in the Museum grounds for 2 hours.

Larger boxes are also available for group bookings and parties.

Museum Explorer Family Backpacks

Explorer Eddie the Museum Teddy is waiting to meet you and would love to explore the museum with you. He has a backpack full to exciting activities for you to do with your family, as you venture round the museum and grounds.

With Explorer Eddie you can create your own work of art, change the colours of the exhibits, explore what materials they are made out of, become a Museum Detective and much more...

Explorer Eddie and his backpacks can be borrowed from the Museum Shop with the placement of a returnable deposit, such as your car/house keys or credit card. You may then explore with Eddie for up to 2 hours&but dont forget to bring him back ready to meet the next Museum Explorer Family.

Explorer Eddie also lives in many other Museums around Redcar and Cleveland AND the whole of the North East Region so why not go and see what you can discover in other Museums too.

Treasure Hunts

Special exhibitions have treasure hunts and quizzes to help you explore them. Here you will find the quiz sheets and Hunt instructions to print out ready for your visit.

Events and Activities

The museum provides family craft activities every Tuesday and Thursday of school holidays. Small charge for most activities with all materials included. The sessions are drop-in, so as long as you are with a responsible adult, you can come and join in any time between 10 am and 12 noon or 1 pm and 4 pm.

Making a Mark

Making a Mark is an exciting free programme for children created by Tees Valley Museums working with the National Portrait Gallery. It aims to encourage children to be curious and creative and make their own mark inspired by our local heritage. More information about Making a Mark

Family Activities

School-age children can join the Making a Mark holiday passport scheme with Tees Valley Museums. Pick up a passport at any of the Tees Valley Museums and each time you join in one of the Making a Mark exhibitions, events or activities you will be awarded a stamp in your passport. Collect three stamps from any of the venues and you may claim a prize.

Also the Museums Service hosts lots of special events throughout the year. Check out the Events and Exhibitions page to find out whats happening this week.

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