February half term

Things to do this half term with SCL

There's no need to get bored during the school holidays!

We run regular events, activities and workshops giving families the opportunity to be inspired by our exhibitions and displays.

  • Salford Museum - activities will run from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 February unless otherwise stated
  • Ordsall Hall - activities willl run from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February unless otherwise stated

Please note that Salford Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays and Ordsall Hall is closed on Fridays and Saturdays, so activities at each venue will not be available on these days.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery holiday activities

Holiday Quiz

Everyday during opening hours
£1, drop in, no booking required

There's always a quiz to get involved in every holiday with a prize to win for your efforts. View full event.


Construction Corner

Everyday during opening hours 
Free, drop in, no booking required

Any budding engineers and builders out there? Have a go at creating a masterpiece with the construction materials on offer. Tweet us a photo of your creation (@SalfordMuseum) and we'll share it! View full event.


Washday Demonstrations

Wednesday 212 February, 11am, 1pm, & 2pm
£2, drop in, no booking required

Help Mrs Brown do her washing the old fashioned way. Not a washing machine in sight! View full event.


Meet the Street

Thursday 22 February, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
£1.50 for peg doll kit, drop in, no booking required

Meet a character from Lark Hill Place, find out how they lived, look at some unusual objects and a buy a peg doll kit to take home. View full event.


Mrs Tomlinson's Sweet Shop

Friday 23 February, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Free, drop in, no booking required

Pop down to the general store in Lark Hill Place and pick up some sweet treats! View full event.

Ordsall Hall holiday activities

Markmakers Trail

Everyday during opening hours (10am-4pm)
£1, drop in, no booking required

Our temporary exhibition is spreading all round the building! Follow the trail and answer the questions to receive a small prize. View full event.


Brilliant Bat Boxes

Monday 19 February, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
£4, drop in, no booking required

Decorate a wooden bat box to encourage bats into your garden. View full event.


Tudor Toys

Tuesday 20 & Thursday 22 February, 10am-12pm
Free, drop in, no booking required

Meet a Tudor lady in her chamber and play with some Tudor toys. View full event.


Meet the Maids

Wednesday 21 February, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
£1.50, drop in, no booking required

Visit the kitchen and meet a Tudor servant. Find out about her life and have a go at rolling a beeswax candle. View full event.