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After Hours

Try something different in 2019

Join us after hours for a special programme of unique events throughout 2019

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When the crowds have left and our beautiful buildings are quiet, we invite you to try something different. On the second Saturday of each month, sample a wide range of specially programmed talks and workshops from drawing to flower arranging, interior design to ale tasting. 

After Hours Events 2019:

Drawing the Collection - 9 February -Let Ed Isaacs guide you to create something special with the simplicity of pencil in our still life drawing workshop, using pieces from our hidden collections to inspire you. SOLD OUT

The Art of Design with Lee Lapthorne - 9 March - Join our artist in residence Lee Lapthorne for an intimate evening where he will unveil two pieces of furniture inspired by our collections and discuss his process of reinventing pieces of furniture to create something new.

Giving Birth to the Tudors - 13 April - We are welcoming Lesley Smith back to talk about all things birth during the Tudor period. This fascinating talk will enlighten you on all the weird and wonderful advice doctors would give to help women give birth!

‘Here’s flowers for you’ - 11 May - Join award-winning florist Carole Patilla and learn how to create a colourful floral bouquet, using beautiful hand-picked flowers. Take it home to admire or give as a unique gift to someone special.

Poetry with Punch - 8 June - Come and meet Matt Windle, the ‘Poet with Punch’, for a unique workshop, full of tips and advice that will help you to flex those poetry muscles and create writing that really packs a punch!

All Hail the Ale - 13 July - Travel back in time to 1647 and visit the Swan and Maidenhead Inn to find out why ale was an important part of Tudor life. Finish your tour with a sampling session by Bob Yates from Tunnel Brewery.

We are busy working on the rest of our After Hours programme for 2019 - so keep checking this page for updates


All After Hours events are on Saturdays from 5.30-7pm.  

For ticket prices and event locations please look at each of the individual After Hours events.

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