Regular Activities and Events
For more information:
Telephone: 01793 979224 or 07768 917466
Email: info@richardjefferies.org


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. Please get in touch to arrange specific visiting times.

Please note: some events are weekly, some are monthly, and some only happen at certain times of the year. 
MAY 2018
"As the sun shines when the clouds withdraw, so when the harsh east winds cease the May flowers immediately bloom and glow."   Amaryllis at the Fair

1st Tues     10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Nature in fairy tales: Jack and the beanstalk.
                                                £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.
                    11:00 – 13:00    ‘The Detectorists’ – Treasure Hunt.
                    13:30 – 14:30    Onsite visit from school students.                                                  
                    15:00 – 16:00    Arts Award: visual arts, at St. Joseph’s School.

2nd Weds   9:00 – 10:30      The Clean Team – our weekly spruce-up.
                    10:00 – 13:00    Heritage Development – curatorial matters and internal displays.
                    13:00 – 15:00    Arts Award: creative writing, at East Wichel Primary School. 
     
3rd Thurs   07:00 – 10:00    Polling Station
                    10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                    10:30 – 12:00    Nature Tots. Story time: Farmer Duck.
                                                £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.

4th Fri         Closed.

5th Sat        9:45 – 11:00      Young writers, of all abilities aged 8-11. FREE
                   11:00 – 13:00  Young writers, of all abilities aged 11 plus. FREE


                    10:00 – 11:00    Chicken Shed – come and help with our lovely hens.
                    
6th Sun      13:00 – 17:00    Culture and Cream Teas – Matisse and the art of nature cut-outs. FREE
                                                The perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon…

7th Mon     10:00 – 12:00    Write Away: Writing for wellbeing for all. FREE


                    10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                    11:00 – 15:00    Wild Animals of Richard Jefferies – with Swindon Festival of Literature. A                                                    family day discovering the wild animals that roam the pages of Richard                                                      Jefferies’ stories, through arts and crafts, nature walks, animal hunts,                                                          drawing, and storytelling. £3 per child.



8th Tues     10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Nature in fairy tales: Three little pigs.
                                                 £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.
                     13:30 – 14:30    Onsite visit from school students.
                     15:00 – 16:00    Arts Award: visual arts, at St. Joseph’s School.

9th Weds    9:00 – 10:30      The Clean Team – our weekly spruce-up.
                     10:00 – 16:00    Peaceful Wednesday. Museum open with no other events.
                     10:00 – 13:00    Heritage Development – curatorial matters and internal displays.
                     13:00 – 15:00    Arts Award: creative writing, at East Wichel Primary School.
      
10th Thurs  10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                     10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Story time: Monkey Puzzle.
                                                  £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child.
                     10:30 – 12:00     The Poetry of Trees – With the Alzheimer’s Society at the Olive Tree Café.

11th Fri       Closed.

12th Sat     9:45 – 11:00      Young writers, of all abilities aged 8-11. FREE
                    11:00 – 13:00    Young writers, of all abilities aged 11 plus. FREE



                    10:00 – 11:00    Chicken Shed – come and help with our lovely hens.
                    10:30 – 23:00    Tour, lunch and talk for members of the Henry Williamson Society
                    11:00 – 12:30     Weird, Wild and Wonderful Creatures
                                                Drawing workshop for children aged 8-14. £8 per child.
  
13th Sun    13:00 – 17:00    Culture and Cream Teas – Readings from the cart. FREE
                                               A century-old tradition at Coate. Bring your favourite book to read from                                                     our century old cart, or just sit back and listen.

14th Mon   10:00 – 12:00    Write Away: Writing for wellbeing for all. FREE


                    10:00 – 15:00     Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                    13:00 – 15:00     Drop in and Grow: gardening for kids and carers.
                    14:00 – 16:00     ESL students – Film making, poetry and literature.

15th Tues   10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Nature in fairy tales: Goldilocks and the three bears.
                                                £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.
                     13:30 – 14:30    Onsite visit from school students.
                     15:00 – 16:00    Arts Award: visual arts, at St. Joseph’s School.

16th Weds  9:00 – 10:30      The Clean Team – our weekly spruce-up.
                     10:00 – 13:00    Heritage Development – curatorial matters and internal displays.
                     13:00 – 15:00    Arts Award: creative writing, at East Wichel Primary School.
      
17th Thurs  10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                     10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Story time: Nursery Rhymes.
                                                 £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.

18th Fri       Closed.

19th Sat    9:45 – 11:00      Young writers, of all abilities aged 8-11. FREE
                   11:00 – 13:00    Young writers, of all abilities aged 11 plus. FREE



                    10:00 – 11:00    Chicken Shed – come and help with our lovely hens.
                    11:00 – 12:30    Weird, Wild and Wonderful Creatures
                                                Drawing workshop for children aged 8-14. £8 per child.

20th Sun    13:00 – 17:00    Culture and Cream Teas – Open mic.
                                                Poetry, comedy, acoustic music, or whatever talent you may have.

21st Mon    10:00 – 12:00    Write Away: Writing for wellbeing for all. FREE


                     10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                     13:00 – 15:00    Drop in and Grow: gardening for kids and carers.
                     14:00 – 16:00    ESL students – Film making, poetry and literature.
                     18:00 – 20:00    Write Poetry. Poetry Swindon present a monthly poetry writing session.                                                     Be inspired by a selection of poems and a discussion to help you create                                                     new work or develop what you have.  £5


22nd Tues   10:30 – 12:00     Nature Tots. Nature in fairy tales: Animal poems.
                                                 £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.
                      13:30 – 14:30    Onsite visit from school students.
                      15:00 – 16:00    Arts Award: visual arts, at St. Joseph’s School.

23rd Weds   9:00 – 10:30      The Clean Team – our weekly spruce-up.
                      10:00 – 13:00    Heritage Development – curatorial matters and internal displays.
                      13:00 – 15:00    Arts Award: creative writing, at East Wichel Primary School.

24th Thurs   10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.
                       10:30 – 12:00    Nature Tots. Story time: The Runaway Train.
                                                   £2 for first child, £1 per subsequent child. Pay on door.
                       13:00 – 15:00     Arts and nature for home-educated children.
                                                   Must be booked in advance. £5 per session. £3 for siblings.


25th Fri       Closed.

26th Sat      9:45 – 11:00       Young writers, of all abilities aged 8-11. FREE
                     11:00 – 13:00    Young writers, of all abilities aged 11 plus. FREE
                     10:00 – 11:00     Chicken Shed – come and help with our lovely hens.
                     11:00 – 12:30     Weird, Wild and Wonderful Creatures
                                                  Drawing workshop for children aged 8-14. £8 per child.

27th Sun     13:00 – 17:00    Culture and Cream Teas – Talis Kimberley. FREE
                                                 Let beautiful folk music transport you to other worlds, near and far.

28th Mon    Closed               Bank Holiday.
29th Tues    Closed               Half term holidays.
30th Wed    Closed               Half term holidays.

31st Thurs   10:00 – 15:00    Green Fingers: grown-up gardening.

All month                               This month’s exhibition in the gallery is The Wild Animals of Richard                                                             Jefferies, by artist Jill Carter. Visit whenever museum is open, or contact                                                     us for making arrangements at other times. FREE
  
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