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Groups and Courses

We offer a wide range of activities and events for adults and children throughout the year.

View school holiday activities

Stitch in Time

Embroidered rose

Adult Art Courses

adult art group

Knit and Natter

Balls of wool picture

Museum of the Manchester
Regiment Talks

Museum of the Manchester Regiment Talks

Quilting Bee

Quilting Bee with patchwork

Reminiscence Sessions

Reminiscence sessions

Reminiscence Sessions

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 

Adult Art Courses

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.

Quilting Bee at Portland Basin Museum

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.

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Portland Basin Museum
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0161 343 2878
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0161 343 2869

Page last updated: 13 February 2014