B&NES hosts Museums Week this October half-term

This October half-term, visitors to museums in Bath and North East Somerset can enjoy a host of special events and activities as part of Museums Week (22-30 October 2016).

Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Museums Week is the new name for Heritage Open Week, which has been running for more than 30 years. There are 22 different venues taking part this year, with events for all ages and interests.

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said:  “Museums Week will celebrate the unique collections and activities in our local museums. There are more than 100 special events and activities to choose from over October half-term, and admission is free for local residents with a Discovery Card.”   

From children’s activities to filmmaking and food tasting, there’s something for everyone during the nine-day celebration, for example:

Take part in The Big Draw at Victoria Art Gallery and make a life-size drawing of yourself

Learn a bit of Latin and make a Roman bookmark at the Roman Baths

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The Great Bath – part of the Roman bathing complex built around the thermal waters.

See the fantastic leggings and trousers at the Fashion Museum and create life-size legging designs with amazing patterns

Make a moving carousel toy inspired by the Silver: Light and Shade exhibition at the Holburne Museum

Create mosaic pictures and patterns using card and special papers at Keynsham Civic Centre

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Keynsham’s One Stop Shop

Use technology from the 1960s to make a short film at Museum of Bath at Work

See Bath’s royal charters, gold, silver and sword in the Mayor’s Parlour

Go on an outdoor fossil hunt at Radstock Museum

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Radstock Museum

Enjoy free tastings at Sally Lunn’s Buns, where there will be a different Bath bun topping on offer every morning

Follow the clues on the Children’s Trail and collect stickers at each museum

For more details visit www.bathmuseumsweek.co.uk.