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Space Week and 'Summer Fun' at the County Museum

spcwk Published Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Give children the opportunity to learn all about space this summer. Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle is running an inexpensive calendar of fun for the whole family.

As part of our 'Summer Fun' event, children can join in with a range of exciting themed weeks.

On Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 August from 10.30am-4pm the Museum will be hosting Space week where children will learn all about space with our resident expert 'Professor Peter'.

Peter will invite visitors to take part in activities from going on a journey through space, to using models of different rockets to learn all about space travel. Younger children will have the opportunity to become an astronaut by trying on space suit costumes.

With more than 1000 years of history to discover, children can learn about space by following the Space Explorer Trail around the Museum. 

Visitors will also be encouraged to get creative and make straw rockets or solar system mobiles which they will be able to take home.

Activity days cost £2 per child for the day's activities after the normal admission fee (which is £13 for a family ticket).

Pippa Ashmore, Museum Events Manager, said: "School holidays can seem endless and it can start getting really expensive keeping the kids entertained but a visit to the County Museum is affordable fun for the whole family.

"Those who do plan to come more often, the Family Pass (£32) offers great value and includes admission to all craft activities and events for a year."

In the last week of August, the Museum will hold a Big Bank Holiday Monday family event called 'Storytime' where children have the opportunity to get dressed up and meet characters from their favourite stories, including Batman and Professor Dumbledore.

All space themed activities are available on a drop-in basis and a pop-up café will be on site with a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks available.

For more information visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or call 01299 250416.