Events and exhibitions
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Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by the Thames School of Mines.
Learn to prospect and pan for gold, just like miners in old times. Get ready to make a fortune, or not. Finders keepers.
Gold pans supplied for the activity's duration. Supplies of good luck are limited so first-in, first served!
The popular art workshops are back at the Thames School of Mines. Wellington artist Barry Thomas and son Max (fine arts graduate) will take you through the process from crushing clay to creating individual artworks. The theme this time is Discover Transportation in the 19th Century - be inspired by horse-drawn, steam-driven, wind or pedal-powered transport of all kinds.
Selected artwork from the workshops will be exhibited during Thames Heritage Weekend.