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Special Events

English Civil War Fleetwood Museum

Special events weeks give pupils and teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in stimulating, hands-on activities in breath-taking historical settings. All sessions are led by skilled interpreters who bring our museum sites to life through interactive demonstrations.

Sessions last two hours, consist of 3or 4 activities running simultaneously and can be booked in the morning 10-12 or afternoon 12.30-2.30. We can normally take up to 80 pupils per session. Small groups are welcome but please note that depending on the number attending, pupils from different schools/organisations may be included in the same group.

Details for our 2016/17 programme:

The Somme Experience 17-21 and 24-28 October
Astley Hall 01200 424568
Meet our sergeant, nurse, stretcher bearer and landlady, discover their stories and what connects them all.

Remembrance Event 10 and 11 November 
Clitheroe Castle Museum 01200 424568
Remembrance themed activities and storytelling.

Victorian Christmas 28 November-2 December
Judges' Lodgings 01524 64637
Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas.

Victorian Christmas 5-9 December
Gawthorpe Hall 01282 771004
Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas.

Victorian Christmas 12-14 December
Turton Tower 01204 852203
Traditional games, pastimes and Father Christmas.

Science Week 13-17 March
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Take on engaging and interactive STEM challenges. Delivered during British Science Week.

Seaside Holiday 15-26 May
Fleetwood Museum 01253 876621
Stay in our Victorian seaside boarding house, make a pebble picture and watch a traditional Punch and Judy show.

Dark Age Britain 5-9 June
Clitheroe Castle Museum 01200 424568
Explore life under the Anglo Saxons and Vikings including domestic life, money, warfare and storytelling.

Castles and Castle Life 19-23 June
Clitheroe Castle Museum 01200 424568
Medieval domestic life, games, warfare and crafts.

Shakespeare Week 3-5 July
Gawthorpe Hall 01282 771004
Take a journey into the world of William Shakespeare and explore language, storytelling, chronology and swordplay.