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Holiday Activities


Tameside Museums & Galleries

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We’re currently unable to offer our usual school holiday activities and events due to Covid-19. Instead, we’ve created loads of craft activities, short films to watch and ideas for fun things you can do at home – see them all here

Throughout the school holidays we run workshops for children and families at our sites. Please phone 0161 343 2878 for more information. Lots of our activities are Free! Find out more below. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult..




Make, Do and Play’ :Drop-in Workshop All Ages 11am-3pm Portland Basin Museum £1.20




Meet 'Tommy Atkins' First World War Soldier All Ages 11am-3pm Portland Basin Museum Free




Make, Do and Play’ :Drop-in Workshop All Ages 11am-3pm Portland Basin Museum £1.20


Little Hands (Term time only)

Join Simon the Storyteller every for an hour of fun, storytelling and crafts for preschool children. No need to book, just drop in. These sessions are funded by AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities)

Pre-school 10am-11am Portland Basin Museum £2.20 per child £1.10 for additional siblings

Bank Holidays

Please note Portland Basin Museum is open on Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm

Visiting Anytime

Feel free to drop in to Tameside Museums and Galleries sites at anytime to interact with our fun exhibitions and activities that are available during opening hours.

At Portland Basin Museum there are always fun trails and activities to do around our exhibitions and 1920s street.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878
Contact by Fax
0161 343 2869