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Upcoming Activities @ Colchester Museums

When: 20th August 2018 @ 10:00am - 14th February 2019 @ 4:32pm Venue: Colchester Museums Address: Cost: Suitable for: All age groups What to expect: Arts and Craft, Events, Handling objects, History, Science and Nature, Storytelling

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER | COLCHESTER CASTLE
Knightzzz at the Museum
Are you brave enough to spend the night? For families looking
for a special indoor camping experience, join us in the Castle
for a very different B&B!
Booking essential, please visit our website for further details
Suitable for ages 5+ | Tickets: £30pp, Groups of 4+ £25pp
Private spaces £300 for up to 6 people


TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER | HOLLYTREES MUSEUM
Spooktacular Skulls
Take inspiration from the museum collections to craft your
own spooky clay skull, in time for Halloween.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941
Suitable for ages 4+ | Price: £5


WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Rib-Tickling Tales
Tickle those funny bones and join us for some weird and
wonderful storytelling fun.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Booking required, call 01206 282941 | Suitable for all ages
Free event


THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER | COLCHESTER CASTLE
Sherlock Bones
Discover the secrets of osteoarchaeology and see how bones
can unlock clues to the past.
Sessions at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm | Booking required,
call 01206 282941 | Suitable for ages 5+
Price: £5 (after admission to the Castle)


FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER | COLCHESTER CASTLE
Dark Tours
Explore the keep after hours with our expert guides as they
tell tales of the darker side of Colchester Castle’s past.
Tours at: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Booking essential, call 01206 282941
Suitable for ages 12+ only | Tickets: £7.50


TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER | COLCHESTER CASTLE
Wartime Tea and Talk
Join us after hours for a special wartime discovery ‘tea and
talk’ at the Castle.
Tours: 5pm – 7pm | Booking essential, call 01206 282941 |
Suitable for all ages | Tickets: £7.50


WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER | COLCHESTER CASTLE
Christmas Open Evening
A seasonal treat as Colchester Castle opens its doors for free!
Come and soak up the Christmas atmosphere with carols,
mince pies, entertainment and possibly even meet Santa
before his big night!
Free opening: 3pm – 8.30pm | Meet Santa & receive a gift £5


SAT 8, SUN 9, SAT 15, SUN 16, THU 20-SUN 23 DECEMBER
COLCHESTER CASTLE
Santa’s Castle Grotto
Santa is back! He will be settling into his magical Castle grotto
again this year and will be welcoming young visitors to come
along to see him.
Booking essential, call 01206 282939 |Packages available,
includes a gift for each child | See event page on website for further details


THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY | COLCHESTER CASTLE
The Magic of Valentine’s
Come along after hours and meet our curators as they
explore the magic of Valentine’s. Celebrate the history of love
with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
Session: 5pm – 7pm | Booking essential, call 01206 282941
Suitable for ages 18+ | Price: £7.50

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 all ages
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 & 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)

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