Built in the 1890s, Sheffield's former combined police, fire and ambulance station has since the 1980s been home to what's now the world’s largest emergency services museum. As well as all the usual interactive exhibitions, vehicles to climb on and uniforms to climb in, this August kids can get hands-on with activities each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Make your own beach flags, discover the story of water rescue and climb on board a lifeboat.
31 July-1 August – Recycled materials sculptures
2 August – Clay sculptures with artist Paul Digby (book in advance via email@example.com)
7-9 August – Watercolour of a seaside scene
14-16 August – Make a miniature lifeboat
21-23 August – Marbling pictures
28-30 Aug – Make a lifeboat ring
As well as all the craft fun, there'll be free lifeboat tours. Climb aboard an RNLI lifeboat to see the bridge and engine room and try on historical and modern rescue kit.
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