Halloween Events at Birmingham Museums
24th October 2011
There are lots of scary goings on at Birmingham Museums in the lead up to Halloween.
Halloween starts early at Birmingham Museums with spooky trails and scary events to get you in the mood for All Hallows' Eve!
See and hear the ghoulish sights and noises of the creepy cellar on the Halloween themed children's trail at Soho House from October 25th - 30th. Spooky Soho will run from 12-4pm.
Bubonic Plague comes to Blakesley Hall on October 25th. Dress up in your scariest outfits and visit the spooky, creaky, plague infested Hall if you dare! Survive that and you could also face Plague and Pestilence at Blakesley Hall on October 30th. It is 1665, year of the Great Plague of London. The plague has spread to Birmingham and is rumoured to be at Blakesley Hall. Come and meet the Plague Doctor and the Barber Surgeon and find out if you have the symptoms and if you have to undertake the unusual remedies and cures!
As if that isn't scary enough there is Halloween Night at the Museum Collections Centre 6-9pm on Friday October 28th. Prepare to be spooked as the Museum Collections Centre opens its doors at night to reveal the scariest objects lurking in our museum stores...!
The stores will be dressed with lots of fun and freaky Halloween decorations. We have crackle-faced dolls belonging to children from times past, devilish creatures from our natural history collections, real egyptian funerary objects, and other displays to take you by surprise! See live snakes, spiders, lizards and other creepy crawlies with the experts from the Hatton Bug Zoo, and why not visit our face painter and special effects make up artist to aquire some horrible sores before you bump into our Plague Doctor! Dress up for Halloween to get in the mood for these early witching hours! Costume isn't compulsory, but you will have even more fun if you do dress up! £1 entry fee and free parking.
For other Halloween themed craft activities see the list of Half Term Events at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.
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