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All activities are included in admission and are suitable for accompanied children

Upcoming events

Family Activity: Wildlife Watch Group

11am - 1pm, Saturday 8 February 2020

Monthly activity. Join our friends from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to make festive wreaths. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £5 per child.

Family Activity: Guided Tours for Families in February Half Term

11.30am Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11.30am Thursday 20 February 2020, 11.30am Friday 21 February 2020

Guided tours for families during school holidays are included in admission. Tours approx. 40 minutes. 

Family Activity: Explore at ETME

11.30am - 1.30pm, Wednesday 19 February 2020

Drop into the Activity Room between 11.30am - 1.30pm for activities. £2 per child (free to admission ticket holders).

Talk: The New Forest Knowledge by Dr Katherine Walker

7pm, Wednesday 12 February 2020

The New Forest Knowledge is an online gateway to information held locally and nationally. If you're interested in the New Forest's past, present and future, it's a gold mine of information linked to catalogues, databases, maps, photographs and articles.  

The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Talk: The Titanic Story - Southampton Crew by Dr Cheryl Butler

7pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020

The story of the Titanic is familiar from the many films and books written about the tragedy. This talk will focus on the impact on the families and crew caught up in Southampton's worst maritime disaster. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance.

Talk: Bursledon Brickworks 

7pm, Wednesday 10 June 2020

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is the U.K.'s only steam-driven brickworks. The Brickworks were founded in 1897 by the Ashby family, who are linked to Eling via the Ashby Brewery. Join us for an insight into the history of another piece of Hampshire's industrial heritage from a member of the Museum's team. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance.

Talk: Body Overboard by Paul Stickler

7pm, Wednesday 12 August 2020

In 1947, actress Gay Gibson disappeared on a ship bound for Southampton from Cape Town. Follow Gay's life and last known movements, and explore the extraordinary account provided by the man tried for her murder in Winchester. Retired detective Paul Stickler has turned criminologist and crime historian; his presentation includes information believed not previously in the public domain. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Talk: My Northern Adventure by Maureen Penrose

7pm, Wednesday 14 October 2020

Author and historian Maureen Penrose will be talking about her book My Northern Adventure. 17 year old Totton boy Edwin Henning went to live in Liverpool in 1940 after his family were bombed out of their home. Decades later Maureen found his weekly letters home, giving a fantastic insight into the past. There will be an opportunity to buy a copy of the book from Maureen (please bring cash or cheque only). The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Past events

Family Activity: Tree Decorations

1.30 - 3.30pm, Saturday 14 December 2019

Drop in to our Activity Room and make a decoration for your Christmas Tree. Suitable for all accompanied children with grown-ups happy to help their little ones. Suggested donation £1 per child.

Family Activity: Wildlife Watch Group

11am - 1pm, Saturday 14 December 2019 - Festive Wreaths

Monthly activity. Join our friends from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to make festive wreaths. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.

Family Activity: Birdseed Ornaments

11am - 12noon, Sunday 15 December 2019

Drop in to our Activity Room and make a birdseed Christmas treat to hang in your garden or a tree nearby for your feathered friends. Please note: this activity will contain nuts. Suitable for all accompanied children with grown-ups happy to help their little ones. Suggested donation £1 per child.

Family Activity: Seasonal Storytelling

2 - 3pm, Sunday 15 December 2019

Join us in the Activity Room on the story mat for seasonal stories. Suitable for accompanied children.

 

Inroduction to Paper-cutting

10am - 12.30pm, Friday 15 November 2019

Artist Caroline Misselbrook will guide you through a workshop perfect for beginners. If you've ever wanted to get creative with cutting but weren't sure how, this is for you. All materials provided. Suitable for 16+ years. £15 per ticket. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Wildlife Watch Group

11am - 1pm, Saturday 9 November  2019

Monthly activity. Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to explore autumn colours and get crafty with leaves. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.

Terror at the Tide Mill

6 - 8.30pm (last entry 8pm), Friday 1 November 2019

A special Tide Mill by Torchlight event for 14+ year olds. Bring a torch and explore the Mill and what happens in the dark... No need to book in advance. £2.00 per person, includes Tide Mill only.

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