A range of different butterflies and moths in a case on display at Leeds City Museum

October half term: The Joy of Small Things


24 October 2020 - 01 November 2020

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Activity, Family, School holiday, Under 5s,

Explore Leeds City Museum this October half term and discover the joy of small things across our galleries and at home!

Visitor numbers will be limited at the Museum for everyone’s protection and there may be a queue along the entrance ramp. We do not have a booking system in place, simply turn up on the day.

Please be advised that the Museum is closed on Mondays.

Scavenger Hunt for Super Small Things

We’re a big museum, with big open spaces and big objects. But don’t forget the small things!

Follow our simple scavenger hunt to spot the joy in the teeny, tiny and tiddly things in the museum. You can print or write out the Scavenger hunt (PDF download 311KB) or pick up a sheet at the museum shop. Hand sanitiser is available near the pick-up point. Bring your own pencil!

Takeaway Tiny Craft Activity

Pick up a bag from the museum shop to do a teeny museum craft at home. We’ll do everything we can to minimise the risk with this, packing bags ahead of time, and making hand sanitiser available near the pick-up point.

Free, subject to availability. Please see above for opening hours.

Online Teeny Activity Ideas – Leeds City Museum Facebook

Tune in to our facebook page on 24th, 27th and 30th October to get involved with our craft activities to do at home.

Two Chinese Dragon puppets made from coloured card and decorated in bright colours. Once is red, yellow and orange and the other is blue and green.

24 October – craft a tiny Chinese Dragon puppet

Head to our facebook page at 10am to discover how to craft a tiny Chinese Dragon puppet at home. You’ll need coloured paper, white paper, sticky tape and colouring pens or pencils.

27 October – create an outfit for your teddy

Follow our craft video on facebook to find out how to make a teeny outfit for your teddy at home. You’ll just need old clothes or fabric that can be cut up, and some string. You could make them a cape, a skirt or even a little bowtie!

30 October – make a Mini Museum Collectors Cabinet

Follow our video on facebook to find out how to make your own mini museum collectors cabinet to display your tiny treasures at home. You’ll need a small box, extra cardboard, coloured paper and some sticky tape and your favourite tiny treasures to show off.

Visitor Information

If you or anyone in your bubble has a disability or is anxious about queuing please speak to the Visitor Assistant on the door. We’ll do our best to assist you

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