Holiday Activities



Thank you for joining us for our HALLOWE’EN Half Term Family Activities


Victorian Sci-Fi



Believe it or not our modern ideas of inhabiting other planets, alien invasions and mysterious man-made monsters have been around for a lot longer than you may think!


 From H.G.Wells’ Time Machine, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and old favourites Jekyll and Hyde and Dr Frankenstien to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Princess of Mars and George Melies motion picture “Trip to the Moon”, Sci-fi has played a role in story telling for over 100 years!


Visitors to the Ragged School Museum this October Half Term found out just what the Victorians thought the future would be and got stuck into some old fashioned Sci-Fi! 


We had free arts and crafts activities on offer throughout the Museum, face-painting and all of our usual Hallowe’en shenanigans!


Plus our Victorian Classroom and Victorian Kitchen was open for you to explore along with the rest of our 19th century poor school. And of course, the Towpath Café was open for those parched grown-ups!







Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October 2019



Admission and all activities are free! Donations are welcome




With support from the our wonderful donors who helped the Museum raise £10,000 through the Childhood Trust’s Summer Give and The Big Give.




















The RSM receives no public funding and donations are crucial for us to run our Family Events. The director has to raise £20k annually to keep the doors open. Anything you can give, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.







 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 October 2016 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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