Groups and Courses
We offer a wide range of activities and events for adults and children throughout the year.
Join Simon the Storyteller every Thursday during term time for an hour of fun, storytelling and crafts for preschool children. The session starts at 10am and is free to attend. No need to book, just drop in. These sessions are funded by AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities)
Meets at Portland Basin Museum every Thursday Term time only 10am -11am
Adult Study Days. . Cost for all our study days is £25 or £20 concessions (proof of concession eligibility may be required) Spaces on these study days are limited and book up quickly so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Details of new workshops will appear here.
Reminisce about days gone by. Enjoy the here and now. Using objects, photographs and documents from the museum service’s collections we can offer sessions on the following themes, with more coming soon:
- Coronation Day 1953
- 1940’s Make do and mend
- Seaside holidays
- 1950s national service
- Soldiers’ souvenirs through the ages
- Made in Tameside
A facilitator can bring these topics to life for your group, rekindling memories and stimulating debate. For more information contact Portland Basin Museum on 0161 343 2878
A friendly quilting and patchwork group. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 1-3pm Free
Did you know we now offer one hour free museum tours from Portland Basin Museum? To find out more please contact Portland Basin Museum on 0161 343 2878 to discuss.