Regular Activities and Events
For more information:
Telephone: 01793 979224 or 07768 917466

MUSEUM VISITING TIMES - we are happy to welcome visitors whenever we are open, but please bear in mind that events may limit some elements of your visit. General opening times can be seen here. Please get in touch to arrange specific visiting times.

MAY 2019
As part of the Swindon Spring Festival, we are involved in a number of special events, including: the Festival Richard Jefferies Lecture; a fantastic art activity aimed at Home Educated children; an artisan's craft exhibition; a special art event for older children and grown-ups; and even a tractor carnival!
Nature Kids
Term-time Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10.30am to 12noon (stay on and play afterwards).
£3 per child per session (£2 for siblings). PAY ON DOOR

Join us in the lovely gardens of the Richard Jefferies Museum for all-weather creativity and fun. Bring a brolly and wellies in the rain! Up to and including five year olds.

PLEASE NOTE: During school holidays, Nature Kids is still 10.30am to 12 noon but is open to children up to age 11. Prices are the same but tickets MUST be bought in advance because we have a limit on numbers. ​
​​​​May Half Term: Tues 28th May, Thurs 30th May
Summer Art Workshops – with artist Marilyn Trew.
Saturday 18th May and 15th June 10am to 3pm 
The opportunity to paint gorgeous botanical specimens, recently acquired by the Museum, including a selection of British birds and mammals, such as a heron, otter and kingfisher. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the grounds, exhibitions and paint in the well-tended garden. Workshops will be tutored by Marilyn Trew, a local artist with a passion for birds and wildlife. Marilyn is a member of the Wildlife Art Society International, and an experienced art tutor. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and please bring a packed lunch to be enjoyed in the cosy kitchen or in the garden.  Parking at the Overflow Car Park at Coate Water. An extensive selection of Art materials are supplied, but please bring your own if you wish! There are only10 places available in order to give you the experience of really personal attention throughout the day.
To book or find out more please contact Marilyn on 07768442393
50% of the proceeds from these workshops will go to Richard Jeffries Museum.
​​£40 Per person per workshop. Grown-ups only.
Big Brave Messy Art Club
Saturday 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September 10am to 12noon
Parent and child workshop exploring and experimenting with different art styles and media in a care-free and informal environment with local mixed media artist, Suzie Simmon. This is a regular session for school age children (KS1 & KS2) children. 
Materials provided - come dressed for mess.
Maximum 15 people (Please note - maximum of 2 children per adult).£5 
£5 per person. BOOKING ESSENTIAL​​
Stone Carving Workshop
Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June  10am to 4pm
Join us for this amazing opportunity to learn everything you need to know to produce your very own stone carving by the end of the weekend. Maya and Wolfy, both professional stone carvers, will teach you about the tools, give you a choice of simple but stunning designs to work on, and then guide you through the whole process of producing a beautiful piece of work in lovely limestone to take home. The course is for absolute beginners, as well as those with some experience, and there will be tea, coffee, biscuits and friendly chat throughout!
£150 per person for both days.
£80 for Saturday only.