Luminarium: LuminiMax at Lakeside Arts, 25 May – 2 June. Please allow extra time for your journey. Visit our Getting Here page for more information.

Children and families

Summer Holidays 2024

Fill the summer holidays with culture and art! Whether you're hanging out with our monsters or dancing in a carnival, come and spend the summer with us.

Summer Schools

Children and families
Workshop
Brightly coloured, elaborated carnival performers dancing in the street
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Performing Arts Studio

Carnival Dance Summer School

Monday 12 - Friday 16 August

A summer school all about carnival dance and performance.

Children and families
Workshop
Colourful masks covered in feathers
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Performing Arts Studio

Carnival Craft Summer School

Monday 5 - Friday 9 August

Join this summer school for an explosion of carnival crafts.

Free Exhibitions

Children and families
Exhibition
A collection of brightly coloured inflatable monsters including a yellow bunny and a blue cat
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Djanogly Gallery

Monster Fun

Thu 1 Aug – Sun 8 Sep 2024

A family-friendly, fun, inflatable exhibition!

Exhibition
A collection of feminist badges on a black table
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Weston Gallery

Dear Sisters

Thu 21 Mar – Sun 1 Sep 2024

Find out about the women who fought for personal and civil liberties in their local communities.

Exhibition
Artwork by John Newling a gold background with a grey bird
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Angear Visitor Centre

John Newling

Sat 25 May – Sun 21 Jul 2024

A selection of 'ecology works' from a local artist.

Exhibition
The inside of a cave with animal skins hung up and barrels of dyed fabrics
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University of Nottingham Museum

Fascinating Finds From Nottingham’s Caves

Fri 12 Jan – Sun 7 Jul 2024

This exhibition highlights some of the fascinating finds from Nottingham's caves.

Exhibition
A selection of bronze age artefacts from University of Nottingham
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University of Nottingham Museum

Bronze Age Offerings in the River Trent

Fri 19 Jul 2024 – Sun 5 Jan 2025

A fascinating selection of artefacts from the Bronze Age.

Exhibition
An old poster from Boots where two women converse over a pharmacy counter
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Djanogly Gallery

Counter Culture

Fri 3 May – Sun 21 Jul 2024

A look at how Boots and shopping has evolved over the last 175 years.

Engage the Brain

Children and families
Workshop
An old painting of a cherub from the Roman era
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University of Nottingham Museum

Festival of Archaeology: Discover the Romans

Sat 27 Jul 2024

Learn how Romans made their paint pigments and create your own designs.

Children and families
Talk
A man in a space suit shows a group of kids a small piece of space rock
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Djanogly Theatre

Exploring Our Universe Through Different Senses

Sat 20 Jul 2024

Learn how to smell the universe in this family-friendly talk.

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