Easter Fun at Birmingham Museums
14th March 2013
This Easter, families can enjoy a whole host of fun activities at Birmingham venues including Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall. From Easter Egg hunts to free arts workshops and the grand reopening of Sarehole Mill, there is something for everyone.
There will be a weekend of celebration on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March as Sarehole Mill opens its doors to visitors again after a major development project. The mill pond has been dredged and the mill machinery restored. On Saturday, bread will be baked for the first time in the restored bakehouse using the Victorian bread oven while on Sunday the waterwheel and mill stones will be used to produce stone ground flour. All activity will take place from 12noon-4pm and there will be an admission charge. See the What's On page for further details.
Easter-themed treasure hunts will take place each day at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter from Saturday 30 March to Saturday 13th April inclusive, whilst an Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 12noon-3pm on April 3 at Weoley Castle Ruins. For £1 per person, families can spend a fun afternoon exploring the site in the hunt for the eggs.
The weekend of 30 and 31 March is also full of craft fun at Blakesley Hall for Yardley Arts Weekend. From 12noon – 4pm on each day Arts in the Yard (Yardley Arts Forum) and Blakesley Hall are working in partnership to offer a FREE arts weekend. Visitors will enjoy arts and craft activities alongside dance, drama and storytelling performances. Local artists, photographers and schools will be exhibiting their work and offering artistic advice.
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum will be offering a full programme of holiday events alongside the usual ticket offer, which includes the Science Garden and the brand new We Made It gallery. At Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, visitors can see a new £1Million collection of international art for free at Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city or take part in the new Saturday Arts Club for children on Saturday, April 13, 10.30am-12.30pm for £3 per child.
There are also opportunities to make Easter origami, a bird desk tidy, Easter chicks and a bird’s nest at various heritage sites. To find out more about entrance fees and all Easter activity at Birmingham Museums visit bmag.org.uk/events and thinktank.ac
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