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Upcoming Activities @ Colchester Museums

When: 15th February 2019 @ 10:00am - 31st May 2019 @ 5:00pm Venue: Colchester Museums Address: Cost: See below Suitable for: All age groups What to expect: Arts and Craft, Events, Handling objects, History, Science and Nature, Storytelling

TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY | HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
We <3 Valentine's
Join us to discover the origin of Valentine’s cards. Create your
own fabulous version, to keep or give to someone special.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 
Suitable for ages 4+ | Price: £5

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY | COLCHESTER CASTLE MUSEUM
Medieval Archery
Ready your arrows and see if you can hit the target this
half term with our exciting archery sessions.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages
Suitable for ages 7+ | Price: £5 (after admission) 

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Creature Encounters
Meet some extraordinary animals and discover more about the
animal kingdom. Which mammals, birds or reptiles will you meet?.
Sessions at: 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages
Price: £5 per person (ages 2 and under free)

FRIDAY 5 APRIL | COLCHESTER CASTLE MUSEUM
Knightzzz at the Museum
Are you brave enough to spend the night? For families
looking for a very special camping experience, join the museum
team for a very different B&B!
7.30pm Saturday - 8am Sunday
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages
Price: £30pp, or £25pp for groups of four or more. 

SUNDAY 14 APRIL | COLCHESTER CASTLE MUSEUM
Meet Flame the Dragon
Join us at the Castle over the holidays for lots of Easter family fun! 
Discover more about mythical beasts by following our trail and
design your own creature in our craft area. Take part in the Dragon
egg hunt and help us to decorate the Castle Dragon mural.
Calling all brave adventurers, a dragon has been spotted at
Colchester Castle, are you brave enough to come and meet him? 
Hear the dragon roar and have your photo taken with him...if you dare!  
Appearances at: 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm
Suitable for all ages
Price: Included in Castle admission

9, 10 & 11 APRIL | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Go Live! Birds of Prey 
Come to Colchester Natural History Museum this Easter and
come face to face with some fascinating birds of prey. Meet the
experts from Eden Falconry and discover more about these 
amazing birds; from owls to falcons, which birds will you see?
Sessions at: 12pm, 13.15pm, 14.30pm.
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages
Price: £5 per person, children 2 years and under free. 

16, 17 & 18 APRIL | HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
Easter Crafts
Get crafty at Hollytrees this Easter and make a seasonal wreath,
chick or sun-catcher to take home.
16 - Easter wreath
17 - Pom pom chick
18 - Easter sun-catcher
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 
Suitable for ages 4+ | Price: £5

TUESDAY 28 MAY | COLCHESTER CASTLE MUSEUM
Planetarium
Climb inside our heavenly planetarium this half-term.
See the constellations unfold before you, and hear about
Roman beliefs linked to the stars.
Join our craft activity tables to get creative.
Sessions at: 10.15am, 11.15am and 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Suitable for all ages
Price: Included in Castle admission

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Monster mash-up! 
Get crafty at the Natural History Museum and take inspiration
from mythical creatures and the Medieval bestiary.
Create your own monster in this free craft session.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages

THURSDAY 30 MAY | HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 
Come to Hollytrees Museum and have a luminous time
learning about constellations and making your own star mobile –
hear the little-known ending of Colchester’s famous nursery rhyme.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 
Suitable for ages 4+ | Price: £5

 

 

 

 

 

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