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Events

Our exciting events programme has something for everyone.

Home Truths

Monthly online talks series on ideas of home

Panels include thought leaders, artists, community representatives who talk on themes including homelessness, migration, foster care, social housing, family, gender and ask what makes a happy home?

Events for Pet Life

August – October, check the calendar below

Join us for an animal filled summer with a range of exciting activities for children and adults alike! From storytelling, to Dog Shows, to bird watching walks, there’s lots to see and do. Booking required for some events so make sure to get in early!

Festival of Home

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021

All about welcome and belonging

Join us for our first annual festival.

With live and online events focusing on the universal themes of home.

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Calendar for upcoming events

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Family activities

Pet Life Family Time!

Fun for the holidays, purrfect for all the family
Sunday 8 August
Free, just drop in
Family activities

Hunt & Darton Dog show

It's a show with dogs, it's a show for dogs, it's a show to show dogs, its a dog show!
Sunday 15 August
Book to take part, free to watch
Family activities

Pet Life Family Time!

Fun for the holidays, purrfect for all the family
Sunday 15 August
Free, just drop in
Family activities

Pet Life Family Time!

Fun for the holidays, purrfect for all the family
Sunday 22 August
Free, just drop in
Family activities

Pet Life Family Time!

Fun for the holidays, purrfect for all the family
Sunday 29 August
Free, just drop in
Family activities

The Mobile Zoo

A hands on, interactive experience
Sunday 29 August
Bookable slots, more details soon
Online talk

Home Truths: Wellbeing and Pet Keeping - Then and Now

Pet ownership and our wellbeing in the future
Thursday 16 September
Free but ticketed
Chance to share

Pet Bereavement Café

A chance to reflect, discuss or reminisce about a beloved pet.
Sunday 19 September
Booking details available soon
Online Q&A

Pet life after lockdown Q&A

Top advice on how to keep your dog, cat and rabbit happy
Tuesday 5 October
Free but ticketed
Chance to share

Pet Bereavement Café

A chance to reflect, discuss or reminisce about a beloved pet.
Sunday 10 October
Booking details available soon

And there's more to come

Sunday Roast

Where good food and conversation collide

There's space at the table as our hosts choose the topic and the food, documented by a creative observer.

Family Time

Making memories from ages 1 to 101

An assortment of activities during the holidays, from performance, to hands on workshops, to fun in the gardens.

Night In

Are we getting so used to staying in we can't go out?

Step out of your front door and be welcomed into our home as we host a series of lively lates.

Children and adults dancing in the Museum gardens
Adults and children doing craft activities
Children wearing paper crowns sitting with an adult
People sitting on deckchairs in the Museum gardens
A person pouring a can of beer into a glass

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