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Museum events

Helm Wind Night

Penrith and Eden Museum is taking part in this year's 'Museums at Night'! We're opening our doors for a chance to explore the collections after-hours with friends and family. Discover the work of Lorna Graves in our torch-lit galleries and test your knowledge in our Museum Pub Quiz to win prizes. How much do you know about our local legends and Penrith history?

You don't have to spend a fortune for a cultural night out - our event is free!

Event details:

16 May 2018, 7pm - 8:30pm

Penrith and Eden Museum, CA11 7PT

Admission Free

Jacob Thompson Art Challenge

See the winning paintings of the Jacob Thompson Art Challenge on display in our Neolithic Gallery!

Local pupils were inspired to create their own work by the Museum’s newly acquired Jacob Thompson painting ‘The Druids Collecting the Mistletoe’ (1832). The painting is currently on display in our Penrith Stories gallery. 

Women of Cumbria

Lorna Graves altarTo mark the centenary of the first votes for women in the UK, eleven Cumbrian museums are developing exciting exhibitions and events to run across the year in 2018. These will reflect the broader themes of the lives and achievements of women in Cumbria today and in the past.

At Penrith and Eden Museum, artist, Karen MacDougall, has worked with community groups - Girlguiding, WI, Soroptimists and the Trefoil Guild to create a banner inspired by our exhibition, Lorna Graves: Memories of Belonging, and by participants' own experience of life in Cumbria today.

The banner is displayed alongside our Lorna Graves exhibition, from March through to June 2018.

Finds days

What is a find?

A find could be something you have found in your garden, on the beach whilst metal detecting, or out walking in the fields. It doesn't matter how strange, weird, or wonderful your find is, as long as you can carry it, you can bring it along.

Who will identify finds?

The Portable Antiquities Officer, Dot Boughton, will be visiting the Museum to examine and identify your objects. The finds officer records and identifies all archaeological finds that pre-date the 1800s, such as coins, small stone objects, pottery, metal and glass. Entry to the Museum in free.

For more information on finds and the Treasures Act, see Portable Antiquities Scheme website.