Join us for our family Easter workshops at Watford Museum on Saturday 19th April. Have a go at making Easter wreaths decorated with painted eggs, ribbons, pom poms and fluffy chicks! You can also become a museum explorer on our Easter trail, with a chocolate surprise at the end!
Workshop times: 11am - 12pm, 12-1pm and 2-3pm
All workshops are free, but booking is essential!
Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraiser
Thursday 17 April
Save the date!
Young volunteers from the National Citzen Service have only three days to organise and hold a family friendly fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust at the museum. Keep an eye out for more details!
The China Tearoom Peace Hospice Fundraiser
Saturday 26 April, 10.30am - 4pm
Join us for our China styled tearoom to raise money for the Peace Hospice and those involved in the Great Walk for Peace. Delicious handmade cakes and fairtrade coffee will be for sale, as well as a red envelope lucky dip!
Origami workshops by Happygami for families will take place between 11am - 12pm, with an adult origami workshop from 1-2pm. The workshops cost £2 per person and under 8's go free! Booking is essential!
All proceeds from the cakes, lucky dip and workshops will go towards the Peace Hospice.
'From Watford, With Love'
Watford Live! in partnership with Watford Museum are holding an art postcard competition for anyone of any age to enter! Create a picturesque, interesting or inspiring image of your favourite place in Watford using any media or art techniques. The picture has to be postcard size (150mm x 105mm) and submitted to the museum by 4pm, Saturday 24th May. All entries will be shown on the Watford Live! website, with the winners put on display at the museum during the festival.
Please note museum opening times: Thurs - Sat, 10am - 5pm to submit entries.
An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures by members of Guideposts Trust/Henry Smith House Day Centre in Watford is taking place at the museum until 29th March.
The exhibition represents the works of novices and experienced artists, working alongside each other in the day centre's weekly art groups.
Walking in Cassiobury
An exhibition of photographs by Raffi Katz capturing the atmosphere of the wilder parts of Cassiobury Park and the lesser known outskirts of Watford will be on display at the museum from Saturday 3rd April to Saturday 26th April.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a Friends of Watford Museum talk on Friday 11th April at 2pm. Admission is free for Friends and £3 for members of the public. Booking essential!
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
Saturday 15th February 2014
The Art of Photography by Bill Cooper
Friday 11th April 2014, 2pm
'Best Foot Forward - Walking around Watford: a personal view' by Raffi Katz
Raffi Katz's talk traces his explorations in Cassiobury Park and Whippendell Wood. This illustrated talk recounts his discoveries through Chandler's Cross, Croxley and North Watford, through to Ebury Way, Oxhey Park and the canal path to Rickmansworth and Apsley - anywhere within walking distance from Watford.
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.