Marvellous Mondays - All Summer Long

Find your ways to play on Mondays throughout the summer holidays

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Until Monday 26 August

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11am - 3pm


Free activity, donations welcome. Usual adult entry fees apply. Free to under 22s and NE28 residents.

Age suitability:

5-12 years; younger siblings welcome to join in

About the activities

Try your hand at family-friendly activities inspired by our collections, all summer long.

22 July - Exploring Archaeology Find out what archaeologists do with objects they find in the ground. Have a go at finding, sorting and recording your precious finds. 

29 July - Design a Badge People in the past often had their own seal so that others knew who something was from. Design and make your own badge that is unique to you. 

5 August - Create your own piece of Hadrian's Wall  Explore our Roman Gallery to look for Roman patterns, Latin names and text. Collect them in your own sketchbook before using them to help you to emboss your own piece of Hadrian’s Wall. 

12 August - Make your own jewellery Explore our Roman Gallery to see examples of Roman jewellery.  Use this as inspiration to design and create your own piece of jewellery. 

19 August - Writing  Though Time Writing has long since been used as a method to communicate. Come and have a go at writing Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek or Latin.

26 August - Become a Roman God or Goddess for the day Romans worshipped different gods and goddesses. You can often identify Roman gods and goddesses by the things they carry or wear. Try making your own Roman god or goddess crown and staff.   

Ways to Play

Marvellous Mondays - All Summer Long is also part of our Ways to Play series of free or low cost family activities during summer 2024. Find other Ways to Play across our venues on Tyneside.

Make your Ways to Play adventure a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro and / or Ferry.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordable.   

Find out more 

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne & Wear Metro


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