2 – 30 October
Amazing, ingenious and humorous artworks created by recycling artist Val Hunt.
With inspiration, ingenuity, humour and skill, creative recycling artist Val Hunt has created a fascinating selection animals, exotic birds, fish, dinosaurs and species of flora, all on the edge or now extinct. Each have been made from a selection of throwaway materials especially Val’s favourite medium, metal drink cans.
The exhibition presents a subtle message about recycling and preservation and hopefully it will inspire and encourage your students to experience the fun of creative recycling.
No need to book, just turn up. Check out our opening times here.
Image attached: Toucan by Val Hunt
25 – 30 October
This October half term come along and enjoy some creepy Halloween crafts from Monday 25 October to Saturday 30 October.
We have some spooky Halloween and Autumn inspired crafts for everyone to enjoy this half term holiday. Have a go at making Cats ‘n Bats, your very own Mummy or create your own Witch’s Potion Bottle for all of your spooky spells. If you’re planning to go trick-or-treating design your own Halloween tote bag to collect your goodies. Plus much more!
Activities are suitable for children 3 years and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £3.75 per participant. Please book your activities today!
Monday 25 October: Hibernating Hedgehogs
An Autumn clay craft to celebrate the turning of the season. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15.
Tuesday 26 October: Make a Mummy
Discover the mummies in our hidden collections, find out how Ancient Egyptians mummified the dead and make a mummy of your own to take home. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15.
Wednesday 27 October: Witch Bottles
Discover the superstitions of the olden days and the mysterious ‘witch bottle’ in our collections. Create your own bottled spell. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15.
Thursday 28 October: Cats n Bats
Find out about the bats in our collections and make a wooden cat or bat model. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15.
Friday 29 October: Highwayman Moneyboxes
Meet the Highwayman and make a moneybox. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:45 and 14:45
Saturday 30 October: Terrifying Totes
Decorate a Halloween bag ready for collecting trick or treat sweets. Sessions will take place at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15.
16 October at 5pm
Join us and our Bucks Black History Museum Group as we take a look back at key items that have shaped our lives.
During the webinar we will take a look at some of the Bucks Black History Museum Group’s meaningful objects that represent Black history as well as a short book recital from local author Tracey Harris and a steelpan performance. Plus explore some incredible objects from our museum collection such as artistic pots by ceramist Magdalene Odundo and much more.
The webinar is free to attend but we welcome any donations. The webinar will last for an hour to an hour and a half.
20 October, 10am – 2.30pm
A sharing event presented by the Cultural Outreach Group
This Museum Can! is a sharing event presented by the Cultural Outreach Group. It is a day of learning to consult, collab and connect with communities. Join us to hear about tried and tested new models of engaging with wider community groups. Hear the Cultural Outreach Group partners speak about their experiences of their pilot activities and being part of a cultural outreach group in Buckinghamshire.
This event is open to museum and heritage professionals as well as the general public.
There will be opportunities to network and free lunch will be available. Our caterer will be Saf’s kitchen and the meat option will be halal. When booking please advise of any dietary requirements or access adjustments you need.
This event will take place at St Mary’s Church, Church St, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP20 2JJ.
For full details visit www.discoverbucksmuseum.org
Discover Bucks Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP.
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 during Bucks school holidays