Kids in Museums
Outdoor Play Area
A new children’s outdoor play area has been installed in time for the new season in March 2016. It includes a Mordred castle, swings, see-saw, twister, zip wire and pick- up sticks. The outdoor play area is situated near to the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail and will provide more facilities for older children.
Why not borrow one of our brilliant backpacks to get the most out of your visit They are full of activities to encourage you to explore the Woodland Walk with it’s fascinating Sculpture Trail as well as the Museum’s exhibitions. They are suitable for 3 – 11 year olds and are available from reception.
Rita’s Tearooms offers a variety of children’s meals and the Red Lion serves snacks throughout the day. There are highchairs available and baby changing facilities can be found in the Red Lion and Assembly Room toilets. We also have two large picnic areas, one on the outdoor play area and one situated along the Woodland Walk offering amazing views over the Derwent Valley.
We are an accessible Museum with smooth pathways through the granite setts, making the Museum suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are also lifts or ramps to all visitor facilities. You can even bring your dog with you provided that they are kept on a lead at all times (though they are not permitted in Rita’s Tearooms or the indoor children’s play area).
Opening Times 2018
17th March - 31st March: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm)
1st April - 2nd September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
3rd September - 28th October and 4th November: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm)
29th October - 2nd November: 10am - 7.30pm (last admissions 6pm).
Saturday 3rd November 10am - 8.30pm (last admissions 7pm)