Museum Opening Days
As well as our normal weekend opening dates, Pendon Museum will also be open on Wednesday 30 October during the school half term week. On this date there is 'drop-in' modelling for children (see below).
You can now buy museum admission tickets in advance here.
What's On at Pendon
Free Drop-In Junior Modelling
We are offering free modelling events on a 'drop-in', 'first-come, first-served' basis on Wednesday 30 October. At the end of a 30 minute session each child leaves with a completed model diorama. The events are suitable for children aged 5 and over.
Family Trails are for our visitors with younger children. The Trails are designed for 6 year olds and upwards and are a great way for families to experience the museum and understand more about a forgotten way of life in the 1930's.
The Madder Valley layout will next be operating on Saturday 26th October.
Adult Modelling Workshops
Our Modelling Workshop programme for 2020 is now available to view on our website. Most Workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 people who all receive individual coaching. Full descriptions of the Workshops can be found here where you can also book places for these events.
17th November. Weathering Without An Airbrush. This workshop covers many aspects of using an airbrush from choosing the appropriate equipment to applying the correct materials with the relevant technique. There are 3 places available.
8 December. Detailing the Scene. This workshop covers a number of aspects of detailing the scenery on a model railway. Basic techniques will be put into practice to create a small diorama. There are 3 places available.
Friends of Pendon
The final Friends event of 2019 is to be held on 30 November. This is a talk by Denis Pellerin entitled "Victorian Working-Class Women in the Stereoscope". Denis will draw on 3D images from Dr Brian May's extensive collection.
We have an expanded Friends programme in 2020. Friends benefit from complimentary admission to the museum and access to the Friends Place on our website, which now contains a wealth of detailed information about Pendon and its models. If you are not yet a Friend of Pendon have you considered joining? Or have you ever thought of a Friends membership as a Christmas present for someone close? To find out more and join click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to Pendon during the autumn. Even if the weather is cold and wet outside you will be assured of a warm welcome inside the Museum!
From all at Pendon Museum
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