Object of the Month Talks

Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm, our Object of the Month talks put different objects from our collections in to the spot light. Each month the talks focus on a different object from paintings, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics.

As well as exploring objects from our art collections Object of the Month will also reveal the hidden histories of objects from our fascinating Social History, Maritime and Egyptology collections. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

Visit our events page to find out the full listing


As well as free talks, we also offer Evening Talks which take place twice a month by different speaks, and are a brilliant way to delve deeper into our exhibitions and find out more. Evening talks are for members, however non-members are welcome for a fee of £5 on the door. If you are interested in becoming a member in aid of The Atkinson’s Development Trust, please click here.