Special Events Weeks

Special events weeks are very popular as they give pupils and teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in stimulating, hands-on activities. There are special events weeks at both Blackburn Museum and Turton Tower covering Victorian Christmas and Science Week.

Turton Tower

A Victorian Christmas

December 2021 TBC Experienced costumed interpreters will lead your children in an exploration of the kinds of activities which a Victorian child would have taken part in during the festive season. This workshop is best suited to younger children. i.e. KS 1 and younger KS 2 pupils. Your visit will last half a day, either morning or afternoon.  During that time your pupils will:

  • Meet our Victorian Father Christmas and find out from him the kinds of things he carried in his sack of presents,
  • Learn how to play some traditional Christmas parlour games,
  • Learn how a Christmas pudding was made, stir the pudding and make their own ‘Christmas pudding’ potpourri,
  • Make a Victorian Cornucopia, which we will fill with treats for the pupils as a surprise for their journey home.


For more information or to make a booking, please call Ally Hodgson on 01204 852203 or email ally.hodgson@blackburn.gov.uk.

Please note that because Turton Tower is a Grade I listed building some parts of the building may not be accessible to people with restricted mobility.  If you have any concerns please discuss them with staff before you make your booking.

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

National Science Week 2022

March 2022 – TBC


£2.75 per pupil Accompanying adults are free of charge The maximum group size is 32 children, plus adults. For more information or to make a booking, please complete our online enquiry form  or call Stephen Irwin, Education Officer on 01254 667130 or email Stephen Irwin.