Join artist Charlie Coffey on Saturday 23 November between 2 - 4pm and create your own perfect cityscape inspired by artist Andy Owen's paintings in The Long Way Here. Use collage, paint, glitter and acetate to make your image stand out like a sci-fi dream! Booking essential. Suitable for Children aged 8-12 years.
Crafty Christmas fun
Please join us for free family workshops with a festive theme on Saturday 30 November 2013 from 11am-3pm. Places are free and booking is essential!
Christmas Cheer at Watford Museum
Join us for our annual mix of refreshments, entertainment and crafts sales, all organised with festive sparkle in partnership with the Little Gallery Tearoom. From 11am until 4pm on Saturday 7th December 2013.
St Mary's Tombs Restoration Project
With funding secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work begins this summer on a project to restore and celebrate the tombs around St Mary's Church.
All ages will be able to get involved with activities including family events, tours, art activities and adult workshops.
For more information contact Sarah Priestley at the museum.
Space2: The Long Way Here
A new exhibition of paintings by Andy Owen opens at Watford Museum on Thursday 31 October. Andy's work captures fleeting details of the suburban landscape, and explores our contemporary environment and the disconnected engagement we have with these everyday surroundings. The exhibition will be on display until 21 December 2013 and admission is free.
There will be an artist's tour on Saturday 16 November at 2pm. Andy will lead a tour of the exhibition and discuss themes in the work and its relationship to Watford. The exhibition tour free, but booking is essential.
The Little Gallery Tearoom
Every month a pop-up tearoom and gallery takes place at Watford Museum, showcasing the work of local artists and crafters as well as delicious cakes and refreshments.
The next tearoom is on Saturday 23 November 2013. Following on from last year's success OH SEW VINTAGE are back! Wonderful handmade dresses and accessories, sewing kits and jewellery, plus drop-in mini sewing workshops.
Christine will be serving her cakes and teas, as always, of course.
Do join us!
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 email@example.com or call DanceDigital on 01277 362362 or call 01277 362362
Friends of Watford Museum events
Saturday 14th December 2013, 10.30am
Hand Bell Ringers
Thursday 16th January 2014, 2pm
'From Egg Farm to Wind Farm - the story of local company R.E.S.' by Sandie Taylor
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £2 for members of the public.
High Street Trails
Watford Museum's popular High Street Trails will return in 2013.