Make your own dragon mask or dragon bookmark to take home.
Meet our Viking woman as she goes about her business, dramatically telling stories.
Create your own wooden shield with runes and knotwork designs.
Like magpies, be drawn to the dynamic patterns on display in the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition: intertwined knotwork, twisted cables, stylised snake and bird motifs.
Immerse yourselves in the drama of Viking tales with storyteller Paul Goldsmith as he conjures up vivid images from Norse myths and legends.
Write your own Viking saga and share it with the hall in an interactive story writing workshop which follows the show.
Join Tanya Bentham of Threads of Time as she shows you how to make your own piece of beautiful Viking embroidery using traditional methods and techniques.
Following Sourpuss there’s a chance to make a shadow puppet of your own to take away.
Discover how museums look after their ancient coin collections; find out about the coins in the Museum collections and have a go at some of the activities which museum curators undertake to care for, identify and research their objects.
This workshop with Rob Hart will explore some of the approaches to developing visual ideas through a practical investigation of painting and media techniques.
Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the exhibition Danelaw Saga. Hear some of the stories behind the unique artefacts and manuscripts on display; learn how the Danelaw came to be established and the impact that it continues to have on the East Midlands today.
This intensive session will provide an insight into how Colette Garrigan, Director of the French Puppet company Akselere, approaches her work, and how she combines object and shadow theatre to enhance narrative.