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Summer holiday fun for families at the Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum

Date published: 2021-07-14 | Category: Leisure, Tourism and Heritage

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Families can look forward to an array of creative activities at the Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum this summer. Make some fierce and friendly fish, create a self-portrait, design your own big and bold Dr Martens, or produce an amazing walking flip book.

Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities and Culture at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “It’s great that we’re able to offer our popular family activities again at the Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum. Visitors can be assured that well-practised Covid-19 safety measures are in place at both venues. I hope that lots of local families will come along and enjoy these fun crafting sessions over the summer.”

All activities are free of charge but must be booked in advance on the museum websites: or

Please note that tickets for general admission to the museums must be booked separately. Admission is free for Bath & North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card or proof of residence.

Covid-19 safety measures will be in place at both venues, including reduced visitor numbers, a one-way system, and pre-booking of all tickets and activities. Children will be given individual activity packs, and tables and equipment will be cleaned between sessions. Staff and adult visitors will be required to wear facemasks (unless exempt).

Victoria Art Gallery

Sessions at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm.

Themed around artworks displayed at the Gallery.

Big and bright
Wednesday 28 July

Draw and collage a still life inspired by our summer exhibition. Make a big family picture or an individual work of art.

Catch that fish
Wednesday 4 August

Admire the The Fishing Party painting in the Upper Gallery, and use drawing, folding and cutting techniques to make some fierce and friendly fish.

It’s all in the story
Wednesday 11 August

Create a character and tell us a story. Make a mini story book about an imaginary bird or animal.

All about me
Wednesday 18 August

Discover how to draw a face and create a self-portrait which is about you and your favourite things.

Harvest festival                      
Wednesday 25 August

Make 3D paper fruits for colourful cards and pictures.   

Fashion Museum

Sessions at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm.

Themed around the Shoephoria! display.

Dr Martens – big and bold
Tuesday 27 July

Create a big and bold design for Dr Martens using colour and collage.

Beaded flip flops
Tuesday 3 August

Make a gorgeous beaded flip-flop collage. 

Flip book
Tuesday 10 August

Let your drawing do the walking and create a walking flip book.

Shoe silhouettes
Tuesday 17 August

Use colour and special papers to create a bright and beautiful shoe silhouette collage.

Stand up shoes  
Tuesday 24 August

Design a pair of shoes that stand out from the crowd using colour and collage.

All activities are suitable for children aged three and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and to book a place visit or


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