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Groups and Courses

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

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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 with £1 for additional siblings. 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 Art Workshops

Adult Study Days. ……... Cost for all our study days is £35 or £30 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.

 

I Made it! Adult Masterclass: Introduction to Book Binding
Saturday 21 April 2018  at Portland basin Museum 10am – 3.30pm


Led by professional crafts maker Caroline Coates, learn how to create your own personalised book and to be introduced to a range of basic book binding techniques. Make a couple of books to take home on the day.

I Made it! Adult Masterclass: Introduction to Needle Felting
Saturday 12 May 2018  at Portland basin Museum 10am – 3.30pm


Led by professional crafts maker Caroline Coates, you will be guided through the process of ‘needle felting’  from initial ideas and getting used to the equipment to finished piece of art; perhaps you could create a special gift or something for yourself
 
 
I Made it! Adult Masterclass: Introduction to Linocut printing
Saturday 23 June 2018  at Portland basin Museum 10am – 3.30pm


Led by local artist and crafter Sam Hull you will be guided through the process of ‘linocut’ printing from initial ideas and getting used to using the equipment to finished piece of art; perhaps you could create a special gift or something for yourself
 
I Made it! Adult Masterclass: Make your own unique lampshade
Saturday 21 July 2018  at Portland basin Museum 10am – 3.30pm


Let local artist and crafter Sam Sterken guide you through the process of creating your ownunique pendant lampshade. Experiment with techniques to create something unique, or use fabric that coordinates perfectly with your interior design and colour scheme.
 
 
I Made it! Adult Masterclass: Introduction to applique cushions
Saturday 29 September 2018  at Portland basin Museum 10am – 3.30pm


Let local artist and crafter Sam Hull you will be guided through the process of creating your own unique applique cushion. From initial ideas and getting used to the equipment; perhaps you could create a special gift or something for yourself

 

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 

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

Tours

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.
 

Contact Information
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Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QA
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878
Contact by Fax
0161 343 2869