Rhyme Around the World

Rhyme Around the World is a lively and colourful exhibition of nursery rhymes opening at the Museum on Saturday 22 July.

This multi-sensory exhibition invites our young visitors to step straight into their favourite nursery rhymes. Families can discover new rhymes from around the world and explore how stories, song and rhyme are shared by generations across the world.


With sensory opportunities and beautiful varied work by international illustrators, there’s something here for all the family.  It includes the rare opportunity to view Harold Jones’ art from the classic Lavender’s Blue published in 1954.

The exhibition comes from Seven Stories, the National home of Children’s Books, with further illustrations commissioned by Seven Stories for ‘Over the Hills and Far Away – A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World’ collected by Elizabeth Hammill, initiator and co-founder of Seven Stories.

Exhibition entry £2.20 pp (inc. Gift Aid, aged 2+.)

Pop-up hands-on history

Activities for older children

Throughout the summer holidays there will also be daily pop-up hands-on history activities suitable for older children.

Activities will be changing daily so there’s always something different to try, from striking a coin to making a Roman mosaic or fossil rubbing.

Pick ‘n mix your daily activities from £1.

Visit the Museum’s Facebook page throughout the school holidays to find out what’s happening.


Summer holiday opening

Special opening for the summer holidays 22 July to 2 September Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.