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Halloween Night at the Museum Collections Centre

Halloween Night at the Museum Collections Centre

21st October 2010

Spend a spine chilling evening at the Museum Collections Centre on 29th October

One of the country’s biggest museum stores, Birmingham’s Museum Collections Centre in Dollman Street, Nechells, is opening up its doors for a special free evening of Halloween family fun on Friday 29th October.

Visitors are invited to dress up in their scariest Halloween costumes, hop on their broomsticks, and come along to explore Birmingham’s museum stores after dark.

The stores will be specially decorated for a gothic Halloween and special objects will be brought out of storage for the night. Visitors will be able to see some very creepy Victorian dolls in our ‘haunted house’ section, Egyptian mummification objects, a witches lair full of potions and sorcery, sinister statues, objects from the Workhouse and debtor’s prison, and other grisly artefacts from Victorian times. A whole host of animals from our natural history collections will emerge from their cages to greet visitors on the Halloween trail, from birds and beetles to bats, cats and maybe even a crocodile!

Amongst the activities taking place will be spooky trails, a craft activity and, as an optional extra for the very brave, there will be some especially frightening areas!   Hatton Bug Zoo will also be setting up their mini-beasts show so that visitors can see some real life creepy-crawlies.

This free event takes place 6.30pm – 9pm (last admission 8.30pm) on Friday 29th October.

For further information contact Louise Taylor, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: louise.a.taylor@birmingham.gov.uk or 0121 675 2579.

Find out more about the Museum Collections Centre.

Museum Collections Centre, 25 Dollman Street, Nechells, Birmingham,B7 4RQ.

 

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