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
• 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
• 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
• 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.