The museum’s education team work closely with families and children to provide balanced workshops throughout the normal school holiday periods and on some weekends. These are advertised on the ‘What’s On’ section of the website and are usually craft based activities suitable for a range of ages.

The museum’s H2O gallery on the upper floor has been set up with children in mind containing lots of hands-on activities. Situated on the ground floor by the lift and the stairs is an ‘art cart’ of free arts and crafts materials for children to create their own artwork at any time during museum opening hours. The ‘art cart’ location can alter depending on our exhibition programme. Check out the museum’s current exhibitions on the ‘What’s On’ section as we often have child oriented themes.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult during workshop activities and also for general entry into the museum. This is for your child’s safety as well as the safety and comfort of other visitors and the museum collections on display.

Please note that parent and adult supervisors are expected to have control of children in their care at all times.

The Dorman Museum and Captain Cook Birthplace Museum are members of Family Explorers North East.

Family Explorers is a project that helps families in North East England enjoy a wider range of cultural experiences by:

  • Recommending where to go in a twice-monthly e-newsletter and Facebook group so it’s easier to make choices
  • Making it simpler to plan days out by providing all the practical information in one place
  • Encouraging Family Explorers to share reviews of their visits so participants can see honest unbiased recommendations from families like them so feel more confident about trying somewhere new

Find out more about Family Explorers by visiting the http://familyexplorers.co.uk where you can subscribe to the e-newsletter or take a look on Facebook.

Roman Day, Family Event