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Groups and Courses

We offer a wide range of activities and events for adults and children throughout the year across all of our museum and gallery sites.

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 Little Hands

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 costs just £2.20 per child and £1.10 for additional siblings. No need to book, just drop in.

Meets at Portland Basin Museum every Thursday Term time only 10am -11am


Adult Art Workshops

Learn a new skill in our ‘I Made It’ masterclasses at Portland Basin Museum. We have a range of Workshops taking place throughout the year. 


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 342 5480

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 342 5480 to discuss.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5480
Contact by Fax
0161 343 2869