Holiday Activities




May Half Term at the Ragged School Museum



Victorian Style

Come to the Ragged School Museum this May Half Term and get into your Victorian Style! There will be a quiz to figure out what sort of Victorian Style you were best suited to (pardon the pun). We’ll be making bonnets, brooches, deerstalker hats, weave your own tartan, make a moustache, and lots more!

Activities are aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, and the under 5s’ Raggamuffin Play Room will be open for younger children. The rest of the Museum, including the Canel Towpath Cafe and the exhibition ‘Mended Lives’, will be open for all.

Activities are FREE and will run from 10am until 5pm, on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May.


Easter Holiday 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us this Easter at the Ragged School Museum for a taste of the Ragged School Children’s daily grind. Visitors were able to discover the rotten, smelly and even dangerous jobs that they had to do to survive.

Have you ever had to spend all day gutting fish?

Have you ever been paid for the amount of rats you’ve managed to catch?

Have you ever had to spend your evenings selling matches to light the dark?

Our visitors tested their mettle in our “Earn Your Keep” Challenge, found out what job they were best suited for in our Victorian Careers Service and had a blast with our arts activities that were on offer around the building.

Watch this space for upcoming information on our May Half Term Events.

Free Admission.

 If you would like to join us as a volunteer for this event more information can be found by clicking here.


Scroll down for our Holiday Gallery and see the great times had by our visitors!







Thank you to all who attended our previous October Half term event and welcomed Clover Moon at the Ragged School Museum.

As well as our regularly scheduled Hallowe’en shenanigans visitors learnt all about Cloclover-moon-packshotver’s time in school, her life as a poor Victorian and her love for art.


Penguin Random House also provided trinkets to take home and prizes to be won in our character competion, including 5 signed copies of the book!


Find out who won and read all about their wonderfully creative characters here.



























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