There are a variety of trails and quizzes exploring the museum and garden, toys, and objects to handle. Children can also dress up as a Roman soldier, or relax on beanbags in the childhood gallery reading corner.
Family activity days and other events are held during the school holidays throughout the season. See the events calendar for further information.
Visitors with buggies and pushchairs are welcome, with ramped access throughout the ground floor and garden.
High chairs are available on request.
Baby change facilities are available.
Groups are asked to book in advance to help us ensure the high standard of your visit. Please let us know if any members of your group have special requirements.
Group organisers are offered a FREE familiarisation visit once a booking has been confirmed. For further information or to make a booking please call 01202 882533 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not try a group package for a personal celebration or company outing with a difference.
A special guided tour is available for groups of 10 or more. Groups are offered a fascinating insight into the history of this Grade II* listed Elizabethan townhouse, and a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived and worked here. They include the eccentric shopkeeper who sold stationery and founded the town's penny bank, and the redoubtable Mrs King.
The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, covering the period rooms and shop settings on the ground floor, after which groups are free to explore the four exhibition galleries upstairs. Browse in the museum shop, enjoy the beautiful walled garden and indulge yourself with a generous slice of homemade cake in the tearoom.
Tours of the Stores is a 30 minute talk about the collections held by the museum plus a 20 minute behind the scenes tour of the new museum stores.
For groups of 10 or more paying visitors, the group organiser will be offered FREE admission and, where relevant, the coach driver will be offered FREE admission and a hot drink.
*Up to 2 children free with 1 full paying adult or concession - additional children £1 per child.
The above prices apply for groups of 10 or more paying visitors and are for a single visit ticket. For guided tours there is a minimum charge based on 10 paying adults. There is a supplement of £1 per person for visits outside of normal opening hours.
Refreshments can be pre-booked for £3.45 per person.
A Vintage Afternoon Tea is available to groups. Using vintage china the tea includes sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and tea or coffee. Please contact the museum for pricing information.
There are coach drop off points on West Borough and King Street, a few minutes' walk from the museum. Coach parking is available in the public car park off Allenview Road.