Join us this October for a whole host of family fun at the museum! From Oktoberfest Crafts to Ghostbusting Tours of the Museum, there’s something for everyone! Visit our events page to find out more and book your place!

Join us for fun themed family craft workshop celebrating Oktoberfest. Make your own decorative cuckoo clock, alpine hat, lebkuchen inspired decorations and more! Price: £10 per child. Booking essential. (Adults accompanying but not participating free) Booking advisable.

27th October, 11am to 12noon – Family Djembe Drumming Workshop 

Family djembe drumming workshops have been created and developed specifically to encourage whole family participation – children, parents, carers, aunts, uncles and grandparents are all welcome to participate in this wonderful family bonding musical activity! Suitable for children aged 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults: £7.50, Children £5.50. Booking advisable.

28th to 31st October, 10am and 1pm – Halloween Family Crafts

There’s something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call?!  Be prepared for any bumps in the night or ghostly goings on at the museum with this fun themed family craft workshop! Make your own Ghost Busting Proton pack, Slimer mask, Slimer’s Slime and potent potions to takeaway! Price: £10 per child (accompanying adults not participating free). Booking advisable.

30th & 31st October, 12noon to 8pm – Ghostbusting Tours

Reports of ghosts and ghouls haunting Swadlincote having been coming in thick and fast … but who ya gonna call??  Campfire Trailer that’s who! You and your team of Ghost Hunters will charge up your proton packs and join an experienced Ghost Hunter who will take you to investigate the hauntings at the old Sharpe’s Pottery Museum.

Those brave enough to make it back can place their captured spooks in the containment unit in exchange for trick n treat bags and a liquified ghost slushie (grown ups can have their a little stronger to settle their nerves!) Our team of actors and staff will make this a spooktacular experience suitable for a younger family audience leading your group of 8 guests around a 15 min tour with fancy dress encouraged! Tickets from £10. Booking essential.

We look forward to seeing you when you visit!