Make a pet from a pine cone

Florence loved her pet owl, Athena, so why not make your own adorable pine-cone owl to take home! We’re sure you’ll love your owl as much as Florence loved Athena.

While you’re visiting you can also meet Florence herself and discover how she became a famous nurse against her parents’ wishes. Florence can be very strict, but if you’re good and sit very quietly she might also read you a story about her life.


Storytelling from: 11am – 11:30am
Florence performances from: 12:00pm (approx. 40 mins)
Athena Owl Crafting at: 2-4pm


Storytelling from: 11am – 11:30am
(No performance)
Athena Owl Crafting daily at: 2-4pm

The owl craft is included in museum entry price.

Key facts

Half term activities

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February

Free with paid museum admission

Please note:
No performance on Wednesday

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