In-Person Live Event – Join us at the Museum

Little Ashmoles is a special session for families with children under 5. 

Join in with story, songs and play inspired by objects in the galleries. 

The session begins in the Baroque Art Gallery (Gallery 46) at 10.15, followed by messy crafts in the Learning Studio from 10.40–11.15am. 


Booking is essential. Tickets are FREE (suggested donation £2). 

Please note, should the session have to be cancelled due to Covid 19, we will offer an online session, via Zoom.




Under 5's at an in-gallery play session


Making your way to the session

Please allow time to make your way to the session, via lift or stairs. On arrival, staff can guide you to the correct gallery.

In the gallery we provide floor mats for you and baby to sit on. If you need a chair, just let us know on arrival.


If you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus, we ask that you delay your visit and follow government guidance.

Based on the latest guidelines visitors should keep their masks on, including during the session. Thank you for your co-operation.

We have reduced capacity as far as practically possible, and ask you to maintain respectful social distancing.

Be aware that this session involves singing.

Each family will have their own set of toys/resources which are cleaned after every session.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Further safety information can be found on our Plan Your Visit page: Plan Your Visit

If you have any questions please contact us at