'Museum Alive' takes place this Easter Bank Holiday Monday (Monday 17 April, 11am-4pm) at Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle.
Visitors can discover more about the museum as we bring its rooms and collections to life through costumed characters including the Victorian School Ma'am, a World War One Nurse, a Land Army girl and the Castle's staff – the Butler, Nanny, Maid and Blacksmith.
Throughout the day visitors can join in classes in our Victorian School room with Miss Proper, and story time sessions with Nanny in the Nursery. Abigail, our Scullery Maid, needs help to pat the butter and grind the coffee beans and watch out for the Castle's Butler, Mr Darby as he gives out his orders to the staff!
Our World War 1 Nurse will be there to show you how to put on a sling, Land Army Girl Philippa will be training children to scare the birds and milk the cows, and the blacksmith will be hard at work in the Forge.
Hands on crafts include a chance to make thaumatropes and model Spitfires and you can also enjoy performances of traditional dance in the courtyard.
If that isn’t enough there is also an Easter Egg hunt, a Museum Explorer Trail and a colouring competition to enjoy. And James Kitchen will be offering tasty meals and snacks throughout the day.
Either side of the big bank holiday event, in both weeks of the Easter Holidays, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, families can also enjoy two different children's activities all inspired by our museum collections
- Tuesday 11 – Tudor Masks & Victorian Easter Cards
- Wednesday 12 – Tudor Sweets & Coil Pots.
- Thursday 13 – Easter Baskets & Peg People.
- Tuesday 18 – Thaumatropes & Make a Spitfire
- Wednesday 19 – Peg People & Cup and Ball
- Thursday 20 – Clay Runes & Georgian Masks
And through every day of the Easter holidays you can try our Easter Egg Hunt, Museum Explorer Trail and colouring competition.
Museum Events Officer Pippa Ashmore said: "It’s going to be a fun-packed fortnight here at Hartlebury! We are especially looking forward to the Bank Holiday event where the Castle will really be brought to life.”
For more information please call the museum on 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk
The admission charge is adults £5, children/concessions £2.50 and a family ticket for £13, or a Family Pass valid for 12 months is available for £32 which includes all the activities and events through the year. For the Tue-Thurs craft activities there is an additional charge of £2 per child.