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Event: Summer of Slate

National Slate Museum
25 July–31 August 2022, 1-4pm
Cost FREE (£1.50 cost for slate colouring)
Suitability Families

Decorating a slate at the National Slate Museum 

Enjoy a Summer of Slate at the National Slate Museum between 25th July and 31st August! 

  • Drop in slate colouring workshops - perfect for kids and their adults! 

Decorate a piece of slate to take home  (Additional Charge applies of £1.50 per child / Daily  12pm - 4pm) 

  • Get creative with the museum's Art Cart ( Daily 12pm - 4pm / FREE) 
  • Make perfect patterns in the foundry sandpit ( Daily / All day /FREE) 
  • Build a tower of slate which is decorative and practical! (FREE)
  • Enjoy traditional games in front of the Quarrymen's houses! (Occasional -when staffing allows / FREE)
  • Get dressed up in different eras of fashion in the quarrymen's houses (Daily / All / day / FREE) 
  • Enjoy one of our walks and talks ( Wonderful Waterwheels, Unique Inclinations & the Korffman cutter at work) (Various times / FREE) 
  • Actors in residence: Enjoy unique performances from our actors in residence. Learn about the home life of the quarrying communities and what a working day was like in the Engineering workshops before they closed in 1969! Visit the Actors in Residence page for more details:  Actors in residence Summer 2022  
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