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Out of This World Stories, Rhymes and Activities

Every Wednesday 2-3pm during the school summer holidays, join our friends from Home Start in our gallery and explore outer space!  Stories, rhymes, craft activities, moon landings, astronauts, visits from outer space...who knows what adventures you will discover in this FREE family afternoon activity!

Wednesdays 24 and 31 July, 7,14, 21 and 28 August.



Activities available every day:

Space Prize Trail 50p – our themed trail for families around the museum costs just 50p and children will get a small prize when they find all the answers.  Hunt high and low, upstairs and downstairs, great fun for kids of all ages.  We change the trail regularly so children will always find a new way to explore our museum.

Out of this World Paper Crafts 50p – always something different to colour and create!  A simple paper activity to complete at our craft table or when you get home.  Lots of fun and we regularly provide new themed paper crafts to try.

Space Race Craft Packs – we create our own themed craft packs at prices ranging from £1 to £4.  These change regularly for you to buy and create at our craft table or when you get home.


The Alston Emery Art Trail

Residents and visitors will be able to walk in the footsteps of acclaimed borough artist Alston Emery along a one mile, town centre route.

The Alston Emery Art Trail, devised by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, aims to guide walkers from the house owned by Alston to various locations where he painted in the decades before his death in 1996.

In addition to standing in the same spot as the great watercolourist, avid art fans will walk past historic town centre buildings, art galleries, coffee shops and Newcastle’s independent traders. The one-hour walk ends at the Brampton Museum and Art Gallery where the five original paintings from the walk can be seen by arrangement.

There are parking locations on the map, the art trail and images of Alston’s watercolours. It will display on an electronic device such as a mobile phone or tablet in high definition.

The Alston Emery Art Trail available here

Picture shows The Alston Emery Art Trail Liverpool Road, 1976 and Laura Ashley shop, 1990-1991.


The July/August edition is available here



Last updated 18 July 2019