What’s On

There’s always something new and exciting to see and do at Beck Isle Museum.

All events and activities are included in your ticket price and better still you can use that ticket to revisit as many times as you like for a year!

1970s Remembered
March-October

Be transported back to the 1970s with this fascinating exhibition featuring the work of local photographer Peter Harris. Alongside his work enjoy our wonderful collection of 1970s memorabilia.

Jubilee Celebrations
28 May- 4 June 10-4pm

Join us as we celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a 1950s inspired toy and Jubilee trails. Get crafty and create your own articulated Royal Guard or design a beautiful crown, then admire fashions from the 50s and enjoy seeing the museum decked out with bunting! Included in the admission price.

Heritage Craft Day
Monday 13 June 11-3pm

See the museum come to life as our skilled volunteers demonstrate a variety of traditional crafts. From blacksmithing to knitting, printing to lace making and corn work to butter making. Each month will see a selection of crafts for you to enjoy. Events take place 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October 11-3pm

Super Saturdays
Saturdays in June

Children go free every Saturday in June! Join us for a fantastic family day out. Try your hand at our challenging family trail as you enjoy exploring the museum. Then have fun discovering and playing with toys that your grandparents and great grandparents would have played with.

Blacksmith demonstrations
Various

We have a working forge at the museum where you can watch our volunteer blacksmiths in action most Mondays and Fridays. If you are visiting to see the blacksmith demonstrations please ring in advance to confirm that they are working.

Jubilee Fashions
March-October

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, our fashion gallery will be focusing on the glamourous 1950s.

Eggs Glorious Eggs
March-May

Beck Isle has a wonderful collection of bird eggs that will be on display for the first time in over 40 years.

Summer Holidays
23 July – 3 September 10-4pm

Pack a picnic and join us at the museum to explore Pickering’s Past. Craft, quizzes and trails for all the family!

Time Travellers
Wednesday 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August 10-4pm

Discover the past through hands on activities, tricky trails and crafty challenges. Different theme each week.