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  • Pioneer Wednesday: Toad Lane Science Lab

    Take part in experiments and learn about biodiversity with a real scientist at the museum. Booking required. Read more

  • Eid Community Picnic

    Mark Eid celebrations with games, crafts, food and more at this free drop in event. Read more

  • Creative Writing Workshop

    Work with a creative writing specialist at our Co-operative Archive to learn a new skill. Read more