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Events for 31st Jul 2018

EEK! – a giant Ice Age batik!

Ice Age
  • Date: 31st July 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: The Hive
  • Cost: FREE. 7 years + (drop-in)

Join Sarah Jones from Eekbatik to produce a GIANT Ice Age archaeology batik for our exhibition. 

You will learn the traditional art of Indonesian Batik – working with wax and the most wonderful colour dyes.  Alongside this will be a workshop exploring how our Ice Age ancestors expressed themselves through art in the Ice Age.  Come and create your own cave art!

Hartlebury Castle’s History as a WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital: 'A Happy Convalescence'

A glass case containing war-time period hospital items such as a crutch and smock
  • Date: 12th March 2016 - 23rd December 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult-£9, Concession-£8, Child-£5, Family Ticket-£25 & under fives are free

Stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the front lines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital.

The exhibition will feature real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. The exhibition has been curated from Museum Worcestershire’s collection along with loans from George Marshall Medical Museum, The Mercian Regiment Museum and from local people.

A Happy Convalescence, is part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project.

Find out more

The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Ice Age

A colourful illustration of a woolly mammoth in orange, teal and brown
  • Date: 16th June 2018 - 8th September 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrating half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove, to prehistoric lions hunting the grasslands beneath Bredon Hill. Humans came and went with the warming and cooling of the climate. Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire will bring this little known period of our prehistory to life through the Ice Age exhibition and many associated events and activities.

Visit Ice Age and come face to face with a Neanderthal, crawl inside our Ice Age shelter and meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth.

The Ice Age exhibition is part of Lost Landscapes; a joint project between Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information about the Lost Landscapes project see: www.iceageworcestershire.wordpress.com

Heritage Lottery Fund
Lottery Funded

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

Marvellous Middle Ages

A girl holding a sword and wearing a helmet next to a reenactor in medieval costume
  • Date: 31st July 2018 - 24th August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Holiday activities cost £3 per child. Normal admission applies: Adults £5.95 (Concessions £4.95), Children FREE, Individual annual ticket £10.95, Worcester residents annual ticket £5

We travel back to the Marvellous Middle Ages in the summer holidays and find out what life was like through fun family crafts and activities.

Sessions run on Tuesdays – Fridays over the summer holidays, at 11am and 2pm

 

Summer Fun-Telling Tales

  • Date: 31st July 2018 - 2nd August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Wk 1-telling Tales Our Summer Fun continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout August. Each day will include a themed trail, craft activities and interactive fun.

 

An additional cahrge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

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