Groups and Courses
We offer a wide range of activities and events for adults and children throughout the year.
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
Please note all Study Days courses cost £25/£20 concessions unless otherwise stated (proof of concession eligibility may be required). All materials are included. To find out more and to book please phone 0161 343 2878.
Introduction to Drawing Study Day
Saturday 22 March 2014 10am – 3pm at Portland Basin Museum
Develop your confidence by exploring a variety of drawing techniques with materials such as ink, pen and charcoal with local artist Sheila Meeks. All materials included
Watercolour Study Day
Saturday 17 May 2014 10am – 3pm at Portland Basin Museum
This simple introduction will help you to build up skills and feel confident in using watercolours with local artist Sheila Meeks. All materials included.
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.