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Halloween Activities at Reading Museum

Halloween Activities at Reading Museum

Don't miss our special Monday opening.

The Big Draw 2016
Borrow a pen and pencil, pick up a board from our gallery drawing boxes and start to create your own masterpieces! Available throughout the week.

Mystery objects in the Art Gallery: Each day a member of the gallery team will choose a special mystery object, visitors have three guesses to see if they can unravel what each one is! We will also have bizarre and interesting artefacts on display as inspiration for you to join our group drawing. Watch out for more arty ideas throughout the Museum during half term.

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Visit us throughout the holidays for craft, drawing and lots more!
Free, drop in*

Monday 24 October
The Big Barbados and Friends Cultural Craft Extravaganza!

On 15 October Barbados and Friends Association (Reading) invited the community to join their Cultural Extravaganza to celebrate 50 years of independence. Help us continue the festivities by decorating the Museum and celebrating Reading’s diverse community. Learn about the Bajan flag and then draw and colour in your own. Make streamers, pom-poms, masks or headdresses and ‘lend a hand’ to the Big 50 hand-print banner.
Families, 10am – 3pm
Drawing Flags and decorating the Big 50 banner: Free, drop in*
Celebration Crafts: £1, pay on the day, drop in*

Tuesday 25 October
Creepy Creations: Halloween LEGO® Brick Workshops

NOW FULLY BOOKED Christmas LEGO® sessions available.
Ages 5+, 45-minute sessions starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
£10 per person, booking essential (0118 937 3400)

LEGO and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this event. ©2016 the LEGO Group.

Tuesday 25 October
Bayeux Tapestry Sewing Demonstration

Join our sewing volunteers to find out more about the stitch techniques used in the Bayeux Tapestry and have a go yourself.
Ages 5+, Families, drop in demonstration between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
Free to observe, buy a small kit to try out (£2 per kit)

Tuesday 25 October
Victorian Schoolroom Experience
Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in our unique Victorian classroom.
Ages 5+, 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm
£1 per person, drop in (35 places max per session)*

Wednesday 26 October
Make & Take: Paddington Bear™ at Reading Station

Did you know that the story of Paddington Bear was based on Michael Bond’s wartime memories of evacuees at Reading Station? Join us to make a friendly Paddington mask or finger puppet in these drop-in sessions. Please note this activity will take place in the Museum.
Families, half-hour sessions 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
50p, pay on the day, drop in*

Thursday 27 October
Go Museum Monsters!
Can you find the hidden monsters at Reading Museum? Design your own creature complete with wings, horns, tails or scales to make a brilliant headdress. Will your monster be cute or scary?!
Ages 5+, Families, 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
£3, pay on the day, drop in*

Saturday 29 October
Talk: The Time Travelling Cat and The Roman Eagle
Author Julia Jarman talks about her novel inspired by Calleva Atrebatum, the Roman town of Silchester, and artefacts found there, now in Reading Museum. Sponsored by the Federation of Children's Book Groups.
Families, 2pm - 3pm
Free, booking essential

*Our drop-ins are very popular. Please be aware that we have limited capacity for events in the Museum, particularly during our busy half terms.

Date updated: 13 Oct 2016

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