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CAERLEON, GWENT: ROMAN LEGIONARY MUSEUM Roman days for seven to 11-year-olds until September 1, will include: dressing up, quizzes, prize competition and art workshops. Plus on August 3-4, "The Romans are coming!" activities and displays by the Ermine Street Guard and Celtic encampment in the amphitheatre. For adults, there are afternoon talks and traditional craft demonstrations at weekends. Tel: 01633 423134.

CARDIFF: MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE Folk tales on August 2, 5 and 9 at noon, 2pm and 3pm. Tel: 01222 569441.

SCOTLAND GLASGOW MUSEUMS: McLELLAN GALLERIES As part of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition, drawing and tile making workshops for children aged 11 upwards, August 3, 10am-noon or 2-4pm, Pounds 2. Participants will make clay tiles based on their own designs influenced by the work of Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald. Tel: 0141 331 1854 (weekdays).

NORTHERN IRELAND HOLYWOOD, CO DOWN: ULSTER FOLK AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM On August 3, bring along your pre-1919 road vehicle bicycle, motorcycle or car) to an Edwardian vehicle day. For entry forms, tel: 01232 428428.

NORTHERN ENGLAND BRADFORD: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND TELEVISION Create space cities and spacemobiles, develop miniature model movies, and master special effects make-up at Wizz-Kid workshops every Monday (six to eight-year-olds), Tuesday (nine to 12 year-olds) and Friday (13 plus). Or become a director, camera operator, actor or animator and make a multimedia masterpiece at the Summer Club's media magic festival every Wednesday (eight to 12-year-olds) and Thursday (13 plus), Pounds 2 per workshop. Plus free taster sessions every afternoon on different themes, and gallery performances involving video, photography, song and movement by Action Replay, the museum's theatre company. Tel: 01274 727488.

DERBY MUSEUMS At Pickford's House Museum, July 30, 10am and 2pm, four to seven-year-olds will be making simple puppets, and at "Be a mad hatter" sessions on August 1, 10am and 2pm, eight to 12-year-olds will create their own hats. Derby Museum's "A is for alphabet" session, July 31, 10am, aims to get 8 to 12-year-olds writing hieroglyphs and runes and inventing their own alphabet. Free, but booking essential.Tel: 01332 255580.

LIVERPOOL: MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM July 27 -28, a "Songs from across the sea" festival, July 27-28, featuring shanty and folk singersgroups, at the museum and around Albert dock, noon to 4.30pm. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

SOUTH SHIELDS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY At "Animal Antics" sessions, July 30, 31 and August 1,6,7,8, 1.30-3.30pm, children will help construct animal sculptures for a menagerie, in preparation for"Animal Magic", the museum's next exhibition. Children under eight must be accompaniedby an adult. Tel: Jane Miller 0191 456 8740.

CARLISLE:TULLIE HOUSE, CASTLE STREET If it's Tuesday, it must be a "Dip in day" with family arts activities inspired by a specific museum area, 10. 30am and 1.30pm, Pounds 1.50. Art techniques will be used to create a group picture for display at an open day on August 27. Topics: Romans (July 30), railways (August 6), Victorian childhood (August 13), wildlife (August 20). On August 1, 10am-3pm, a "Bugs and Beasts" workshop for over eights, encompassing examination of bugs in the park, the museum's "Wildlife in the City" exhibition, and drawingpainting. Tickets: Pounds 8, Pounds 6, Pounds 4. Tel: 01228 34781.

SOUTHERN ENGLAND TAUNTON CASTLE:SOMERSET COUNTY MUSEUM Travelling through time on August 1, 2-4.30 pm, seven to 12-year-olds will try out everything from making wattle and daub to striking coins. Pounds 1. Tel: 01823 320201.

GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET RURAL LIFE MUSEUM Daily demonstrations, July 27-August 3, 2pm and 6pm, of walking stick making, woodcraft, quick portraits, papier mache, and beekeeping. Tel: 01458 831197.

BRIGHTON MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY In a "Fabulous Frames" workshop, August 1, children aged eight-upwards will create a frame from materials ranging from sweet papers to string, 10am-noon and 2-4pm, Pounds 2.50 in advance. For "Brighton in Stitches", August 3, families are invited to sew their house and family or favourite place on to a giant wall hanging of Brighton, Pounds 1.50. In the My Brighton Gallery is a dressing up box of Edwardian clothes for under fives plus games, puppets and puzzles. Tel: 01273 713289.

BRIGHTON: BOOTH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY At a "Beehives Hats" workshop, four to seven-year-olds will make and wear a hatful of bees, July 30, 10am-noon and 2-4pm. Tickets: Pounds 2.50 in advance from: 01273 552586.

LONDON VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM The Family Activity Cart is visiting the museum galleries, July 28-August 11, with free activities for three to 12-year-olds including designing a coat of arms, a Chinese tomb mask or a coloured stained glass window, making a kimono for a Japanese doll, and discovering the hidden stories in Indian miniatures. Plus traditional dance in the Nehru Gallery, August 4, storytelling, and a trail to find an 1860s steam train in the Pirelli Garden. Tel: 0171 938 8638.

BARBICAN Life-size jungle animals made from cardboard and an inflatable rhinoceros are among the fun items to be seen at "Summer in the City", the Barbican's festival for two to eight-year-olds, July 29-August 2. The programme includes how to make gorilla nests and elephant masks, theatre and puppet shows, demonstrations and games. Tickets: Pounds 4.50, Pounds 1 accompanying adults (in advance). Tel: 0171 638 5403.

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