Family Visits & Projects

Family Visits

We have various open days and special events on throughout the year which are great for children and families.

Check our Events page to keep up to date with what is happening.

For children and families, our Children’s Activity Booklet is ideal for taking you on a voyage of adventure around the whole site at Englesea Brook.


The Royal Society has given us funding for a Local Heroes Project.

We are looking at Hugh Bourne: Pioneer of Science for All!

There are hands on activities for children in the Museum and Reading Room

  • Science experiments to try
  • Human body with 18 removable pieces – do you know what they are, and can you put them in the right place?
  • ‘Hugh Bourne’s Physic Garden’:  can you guess what the different plants are used for?