No two mosques are the same

There's no definitive vocabulary for mosque architecture. Every mosque is unique, built in response to its distinct social and cultural contexts.

For instance, the Great Mosque of Xi'an, China, channels the local architecture from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 CE).

Meanwhile, the Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali was made for the country's scorching desert climate. This structure was built with thick, sun-baked mud bricks to control the temperature indoors.

Be inspired by these places of worship and more in our Build a Mosque workshop! Each participant will be given a mosque template to cut out and assemble. Then, you can design and decorate the mosque your way using a whole host of craft materials including pencils, textas, crayons, sequins and wool, to name a few. There's no limit to your creativity.

We encourage you to traverse through our Islamic Architecture Gallery for inspiration. This Gallery is your passport to mosques from all around the world, including Morocco, Turkey and Syria, among others.

Each participant will get to take their completed craft home.

Since this workshop requires the use of scissors, all children will need to be supervised by an adult.

Our 2023 Autumn School Holiday Program is supported by:


Terms and Conditions
  1. In the unlikely event that we cancel the workshop, you will be notified by email with at least 48 hours notice. We will also fully refund you after we receive your completed Refund Request Form.
  2. Cancellations made by participants within 72 hours or no-shows on the day are non-refundable.
Note: Parents/guardians do not need to purchase a ticket if they are accompanying a participant to the workshop. However, parents/guardians will need to purchase an admission ticket from reception on the day if they wish to explore the Museum.

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