Maidstone Museum And Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum And Bentlif Art Gallery
St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
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Dino Day

Meet Rex! Here for one day only, he's big, he's fast and he's SCARY! Rex is free to see. He'll appear at 10.30, 12.30 and 14.30. Children can also have fun making their own dino tail and be like Rex (£3 per child).

Sat 27 May

Free / 01622 602838

Easter Holiday Fun

Enjoy a host of fun craft activities over the Easter holidays! April 4: Animal Puppets - come and make a felt animal puppet April 5: Suncatchers - decorate a suncatcher to catch the spring sunshine April 6: Easter Baskets - make an Easter basket to collect all those lovely eggs April 11: Wings - make a set of butterfly or…

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

Sat 29 Apr

…and 45 more dates until 13 Jun

Family Arts Award Day

Weird Creatures - animal-themed Arts Award. We are excited to offer children aged 5+ the opportunity to gain a Discover Arts Award through our 'Discover in a Day' package. Children, with a parent/guardian, investigate different art forms, find out about the museum's natural history collection, create a piece of art and…

Sat 24 Jun

Half Term Week Make-It Workshops

Fun-filled craft activities inspired by our exhibition 'Japan: A Floating World in Print' - guaranteed to keep the children entertained. Tuesday: Japanese Fish Kites - make a Japanese-inspired fish kite Wednesday: Japanese dolls - make a Japanese-inspired figure Thursday: Samurai Helmets - make a Samurai helmet to wear…

Tue 30 May

Wed 31 May

Thu 1 Jun

Fri 2 Jun

Japan: A Floating World In Print

Over 60 ukiyo-e prints from the 18th to the 20th centuries including dramatic landscapes by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

Sat 29 Apr

…and 42 more dates until 10 Jun

Japanese Style Arrangement

The twisted branches and beautiful blossoms seen in our exhibition 'Japan: A Floating World in Print' are the inspiration for this fascinating workshop. You will create a beautiful arrangement in the Japanese style, led by well-known floral designer Jackie Brooks. All materials provided, just come along and be inspired.

Fri 28 Apr

Manga Workshop

Renowned Japanese manga artist 'Inko' will lead two amazing workshops. The morning workshop (for ages 11-17 years) will focus on manga-style drawings and expression, with activities for creating imaginative original characters. The afternoon workshop for adults will create a four-panel manga comic creation. Suitable for…

Sat 13 May

£20 / 01622 602838

Museum Lates: Japanese Night

Enjoy tastings of Japanese food, beer, juices and sake from cuisine masters Wagamama, and find out about the history of culinary art in this stunning country. Join our curators for an insight into Japanese culture through our internationally important collection, including a look at tea ceremony wares. Ticket includes…

Thu 25 May

Museum Lates: Kentish Wares

Hear from our curators about the historic local industries that shaped Maidstone, then meet local beer, cider, wine and food producers. Sample them all and buy your favourites! The curators talk is free but numbers are limited - please book online. No need to book for the incredible edibles, just turn up and enjoy!

Thu 29 Jun

Museum Lates: Quiz Night

Come enjoy a delicious meal of sausage, mash and onion gravy (veggie option available) while you test your knowledge in our fun quiz. Round 1 will begin at 18:30, followed by four more rounds, including an 'amazing artefacts' round! First prize is a fabulous Kent Fine Foods hamper worth over £60. Teams of 6 people max.

Thu 27 Apr

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