Visitors to the historic town centre venue will have the chance to have their very own personalised spell written for them, make a magic wand using simple woodworking tools and create their very own magic potion. The first fantastic adventure in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (PG) will be shown on both evenings in the magical setting of the museum balcony.
In addition to the wealth of hands-on activities available, on Saturday 28 October bestselling author and illustrator Matt Sewell will be showing visitors how to create their own beautiful bird book in his Spot and Jot Owl’s Workshop.
Visitors will also be treated to a chance to see some live Owl’s courtesy of Battlefield Falconry Centre!
On Sunday 29 October magician Rob Chapman will mystify and delight with his super magic show suitable for all ages.
stop. café will be putting on a special spooky menu for children and Hot chocolate and Halloween themed treats will be available to buy throughout the film screenings.
Visitors are invited to come along in fancy dress.
For further details and to book your tickets, go to:
The weekend of activities is part of the national ‘Museums at Night’ programme.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October
11- 4 The Spellwright – Our resident spell scribe will craft a personalised spell on a scroll for you to take away.
11-4 The Wand Whittler – Use simple tools to create and decorate your own magic wand with the ‘Wand Whittler’
11-4 Potion’s Class – Create your very own magic potion to take away
11 – 11.30 Spooky story time – a selection of toe-tingling stories (ages 3 – 10)
4pm – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (PG), Warner Bros Films, 2hrs 39m. Snuggle up with a STOP Café hot-chocolate and watch the first film in the Harry Potter series in the magical setting of the museum balcony. Parental guidance recommended, places limited, book in advance, £1 per person.
Saturday 28th only
1-2 Care of Magical Creatures – A chance to meet a selection of Battlefield Falconry Centre’s beautiful Owls
2-3 Spot & Jot Owls workshop – Matt Sewell. Best-selling author and artist Matt will show you how to create and draw your own beautiful bird book. Open to all ages, all children must be accompanied, no artistic skills required, everybody must draw! – booking essential, suitable for ages 6+, workshop £8 per person includes museum admission.
Sunday 29th only
1.30 – 2.30 Magic Show – magician Rob Chapman mystifies and delights with his super magic show suitable for all ages.
T: 01743 258881/258888
Or you can drop in to the Museum Visitor Information Centre.
It’s time you visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for Museums at Night on 17 May between 4pm – 9pm.
The Clock Room – Enter ‘The Clock Room’ and become part of the mechanism
An immersive multi projector light and sound installation by internationally renowned multi –media artist, Andy McKeown, will fill the special exhibitions gallery at Shrewsbury Museum with a mesmerising profusion of real and impossible animated clocks.
Experience kaleidoscopia LIVE
Transform your post-it note doodles into beautiful moving kaleidoscopic light with the kaleidoscopia LIVE arcade machine!
Unleash your inner creative and make time for some museum inspired art with Heyday Arts
Bar and live music
Turn back the clock and feel our pre-history and Tudor galleries come to life with Tudor musicians and Stone Age specialists.
Refreshments for little people and grown-ups by STOP Café