Watford During the Great War 100 Years On: 1915
6 August - 26 September
An exhibition at Watford Museum, which investigates the impact of the war in Watford in 1915, with a focus on the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. The museum is open Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
Sensational Summer Crafts
Every Thursday in August, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Get creative this summer in our family workshops. Make a mascot, design your own coronet or print a dragon puppet! Workshops will take place every Thursday morning in August, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Starting 6th August. £1 per child, no booking necessary. All ages welcome!
- Thursday 6th August: we will be making Harry the Hornet football mascots
- Thursday 13th August: we will be creating Scammells lorry pop ups
- Thursday 20th August: we will become a member of nobility as we make Earl of Essex coronets
- Thursday 27th August: we will be making Chinese Printing dragons!
NCS Hawaiian Summer Fete Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraiser
Friday 14 August, 1 - 4pm
Join young people from Watford FC's National Citizen Service scheme and help raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust by taking part in their Hawaiian Summer Fete Fundraiser! There will be mocktails, lucky dip, penalty shoot out, selfie booth, a raffle and many more activities! The event is organised and run entirely by the young people.
Free admission, no booking necessary.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association Event
Saturday 15 August, 2.30 - 4pm
Join the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association and learn more about the history of the Hijab, from its origins to women's experience of wearing the Hijab. Beverages and snacks will be served, and all donations will go to the New Hope Trust.
No booking necessary, free to attend.
Papermouth - Get Your Giggle On!
Saturday 5 September, 7.30 - 10pm
Papermouth presents a night of comedy. Expect stonkin' local stand-up from Nick Clohessy, Dale Carpenter, Mark Tomlinson, Alan Ronald and special guests Owen Niblock and Tiernan Douieb.
Free admission, no booking necessary.
Saturday 12 September, 7 - 9pm
Explore the shadowy world inside Watford Museum created by artistic director Mark Crane. Live performance, music and shadow puppets lead visitors on a silhouette journey through Watford's history.
Admission free, no booking required.
Heritage Open Days
10 - 13 September
With a town dating back to the 12th century, Watford is home to many hidden gems which hold secrets to the past. From the 10 - 13 September visitors are encouraged to explore Watford's historical and cultural places as part of the National Heritage Open Days festival. Churches, the Town Hall, a brewery, the Building Research Establishment and a Mosque are amongst the venues that will open their doors for Heritage Open Days and put on special events and tours for the weekend. For the full line up of all 14 venues, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk or download the PDF guide here. Paper copies of the guide are available from Watford Museum.
All events are free!
High Street Trails 2015
Our popular High Street Trails will return in 2015!
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, Arts Development Officer for Watford Borough Council. Sessions run every Wednesday, from 10 - 11am and are free of charge.
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 01923 232297.
Friends of Watford Museum events
Friday 25 September, 2pm
'Watford, Herts Yeomanry and the Regimental Silver' by Robert Towell
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £3 for members of the public. Booking is essential.