A magic, mystical adventure awaits this October half-term as Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery invites you to celebrate Museums at Night with a host of magical events.
Visitors will have the chance to make a magic wand or witches broom, explore the art of potion making and spell writing, experience magic shows and a host of magical creatures.
At 5pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be screened on the Balcony giving visitors and their families the perfect museum setting to sit back and relax.
Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:
“Last year’s Museums are Magic weekend proved to be hugely popular among families so it’s fantastic to see Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery running this event again.
“Museums are Magic offers families a different, but wonderful and interactive way to engage with the Museum and its collections, and this year there will be magical adventures throughout the October half-term week.”
“Last years’ event saw the Museum bustling with magical activity so I would encourage families to pay a visit.”
You can book your tickets for Museums are Magic online here or by popping into the Visitor Information Centre as you enter the Museum.
Following the Museums are Magic weekend, lots of fun magical craft activities will be available every day from Monday 29 October until Sunday 4 November plus a special Halloween Lego® workshop where you can create a spooky castle.
Saturday 27 October – Rob Chapman
Experience marvellous magic shows with magician Rob Chapman at 11am and 2pm (shows last one hour)
Sunday 28 October – Magical Creatures
Magical Creatures with ‘Animal Man’ Simon Airey at 11am and 12pm (shows last one hour)
Monday 29 October – Sunday 4 November
Drop in for magical crafts which will be available every day!
Wednesday 31 October – Lego® Spooky Castles
Join us for a special Halloween LEGO® workshop and create a spooky castle.
LEGO® maestro Rob Spinks from ‘Bricks n’ Tricks’ will guide you through the build and light up your castle at the end of the workshop!
You find more information by clicking here.
Families can now save up to 50% on visits to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery following the introduction of the new Family Ticket.
Once bought, the ticket is valid until 31 December 2017 meaning youand your family can enjoy up to 5 exhilarating and fun-filled visits to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and take in our amazing Roman and Medieval Galleries, the incredible Shropshire Gallery and our exciting special exhibitions.
If that’s not enough, you can claim one FREE milkshake per child on one of your 5 visits from STOP cafe.
If you’re looking for a fun and affordable day out for your family, our Family Ticket could be the perfect fit.
Read what other families have said about the Museum…
“Staff very friendly and engaged children, a 2 year old and 6 year old. They were allowed to handle some time exhibits and we’re read a story with relevant props. There were quiz sheets to complete to encourage them to look at pictures etc. and stickers for completing them. Will go again.”
“Lots to see here over several floors, some superb exhibits and loads of information – paintings, ceramics, antiques, Roman artefacts and a special gallery, a sea side theme at the time of writing – great value”
“Enjoyable experience with friends and baby. A good mix of exhibits and the children especially enjoyed the practical areas.”
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Rhyme Around the World, a touring exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is already proving to be a huge success.
The exhibition, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday 18 February has already been hugely popular with families, schools and nurseries alike.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery already has 972 school children booked to visit and take part in the newly developed Rhyme workshop with more expected to book.
Fay Bailey, Education and Activities Officer at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, said:
“Rhyme Around the World is a fun and engaging exhibition suitable for the whole family. We are particularly delighted with the way Shropshire schools have received this wonderful exhibition”
“The exhibition is proving to be very popular and spaces are quickly filling up. I would encourage interested schools to book as soon as possible.”
Stuart West, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:
“We’re thrilled at how popular this new exhibition is proving to be among schools and we’ve already received a lot of great feedback.
“Rhyme Around the World is a fantastic and engaging exhibition for people of all ages and brings back a lot of happy childhood memories so I’d encourage you to pay Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery a visit.”
Save up to 50% on Museum visits with new Family Ticket
To celebrate Rhyme Around the World, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering a new Family Ticket which could save you and your family up to 50% on Museum admission. Visit the website for more information.
Rhyme Around the World runs until Sunday 7 May 2017. For more information, visit the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery website or call 01743 258888. To book a Rhyme workshop and educational group visit to the exhibition, email [email protected] or ring 01743 258881