VG&M: Keep learning this summer 

Victoria Gallery and Museum

The University’s iconic redbrick Victoria Gallery and Museum preserves and presents all the beautiful and bizarre curiosities from the last 127 years of the University’s history.

It also plays host to a range of fantastic exhibitions and art from around the world all year round and this summer brings with it an exciting list of events and exhibitions which are open to all.

Take a look and see what you discover…

Fish, fossils and fangs

The museum is home to a substantial collection of the weird and wonderful.  The exhibition Nightmares in a Bell Jar displays specimens collected by the marine zoologist and oceanographer, Professor William Herdman in the 1900s while Nasty Gnashers & Dreadful Dentures hosts an internationally important display of false teeth!

Insect Collection

For more information on the Museum’s collections see the Permanent exhibition page.

Special Exhibitions

The VG&M host a number of special exhibitions that run for several months at a time.

See panoramas of Britain taken at various Ordinance Survey pillar points in Triangulation or discover the prehistoric past of the people of Egypt and Nubia in Before Egypt,

For more information on the exhibitions currently running see the Special exhibitions page.

Film Screenings

Free family film screenings are offered every Tuesday at the VG&M throughout August. So pick up some pop-corn, get comfy and enjoy some quality time in the beautiful Leggate Lecture Theatre. 

Family eating popcorn

For more information on film titles and screening times see the Family Events Calendar.


Each month a different artist is invited to teach ‘Crafternooners’ a brand new skill over a cup of tea.  Wirework is the focus of the August Crafternoon where you will be able to create and keep your own wire bird. To book on to the August Crafternoon please visit the Online Store.

For young families why not attend the free craft workshops held every Thursday throughout the Summer Holidays. For more information please see the VG&M Summer events page .

The Victoria Gallery and Museum is open throughout the summer from Tuesday- Saturday and is free to visit.

To keep up-to-date on VG&M events you can follow their Twitter and Facebook pages.