Horrible History Day: Rotten Romans
Saturday 30 August, 1-3pm
To celebrate the Horrible Histories tour coming to Watford Colosseum, Watford Museum will be hosting a free Horrible History Day at the museum! Meet our Horrible Histories Roman from the Colosseum, have a go at making your own mosaic and hear Watford's gruesome stories.
Free entry, all ages welcome. Drop in activities, no need to book!
Get Crafty this Summer with our 2014 workshops!
25 July - 29 August
Are you aged 8-12? Why not have a go at animation, dance and art at the museum's summer workshops! Workshops are taking place every Friday 2-4pm and cost £2 per person. Booking essential!
The Great War: Watford 1914
7 August - 27 September
A Heritage Lottery funded project to mark the centenary of WW1 in Watford. An online memorial website will be launched along with an exhibition which investigates the impact of the war in Watford in 1914. Not to mention, a WW1 sing along and Princess Christmas Box Workshop!
Quirky Pictures Animation Workshop
Thursday 21 August, 1-3pm
Bring your drawings to life in this animation workshop with Quirky Pictures. You will have the chance to draw and animate a character from animal farm, which will become part of the trailer displayed at the Watford town centre Big Draw event on the 4th October!
Suitable for ages 7-12, booking essential!
Watford Live! Postcard Competition
3 July - 29 August
We received a fantastic response for the Watford Live! postcard competition, with lots of lovely scenes of Watford. The entries are now all on display in the museum and you can vote online for your favourites at www.watfordlive.org Voting ends Thursday 24 July.
Prize giving will take place at the Little Gallery Tearoom on Saturday 26 July, 2pm.
Heritage Open Days
11 - 14 September
Join us for a weekend of events and openings at heritage sites across Watford. Explore the Mohne Dam, listen to folk music at Watford Museum, learn more about artist Mary Bromet at Central Library and see inside the Town Hall Council chambers.
Download the full guide here.
High Street Trails 2014
Step back in time with Watford Museum and explore the architectural and social history of Watford's High Street on these walking tours.
Saturday 20 September, 12 - 1.30pm
The Big Draw: Celebrating Watford's Animal Farm
Saturday 4 October 2014, 11am - 4pm
The Parade, Watford Town Centre
Watford Museum presents an exploration of Watford animator Joy Batchelor's Animal Farm and a chance to get creative! Have a go at animation, mask making, printing, dancing, chalk paving drawing and much more! Marvel at our harvest stall, spot the hidden animals in local shops and sign your name on the biggest visitor book you have ever seen!
There is something for everyone in this drawing celebration.
For information about what's on at our Space2 gallery, see the Space2 website.
Want to improve your word score? Join our friendly Scrabble Club for a game at 2pm on Friday afternoons at the museum. Each session costs just £1.50.
Come along and join the friendly creative dance group for the over 50s at Watford Museum. New Connections is led by Laura Horn, Dance Development Artist for DanceDigital. Sessions run every Wednesday, from 10.30 - 11.30am and cost £3 per class.
This class explores gentle and fluid movement sequences that gradually increase joint mobility and muscular strength. Each exercise can be easily adapted to suit each individual's physical ability. All movements can be performed standing, seated or supported.
The creative elements give participants the opportunity to work together and develop their own movements in response to tasks and group ideas. This provides a stimulating workout for the brain, which enhances everyday brain functions such as memory.
More importantly! Tea and Coffee is provided after the session, giving time to unwind and socialise.
For more information and to book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call DanceDigital on 01277 362362 or call 01277 362362
Friends of Watford Museum events
Thursday 10th July, 2pm
'Astronomy' by Richard Westwood
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £3 for members of the public. Booking is essential.
High Street Trails
Watford Museum's popular High Street Trails will return in 2013.