23rd Oct, 2017

Coventry museums plan for summer of family fun

Coventry Editorial 28th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY’S MUSEUMS are preparing for six weeks of summer holiday fun.

From now until the end of August, Coventry Transport Museum, Lunt Roman Fort, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and the Priory Visitor Centre will play host to a series of activities and crafts to keep families entertained over the summer holidays.

Coventry Transport Museum is gearing up to open its doors to its newly £9 million refurbished exhibitions.

As well as looking round the museum, young guests take part in drop-in workshops in the Made in Coventry lab, where they can explore how machines transform force into movement and create crafts that demonstrate levers, gears and pulley systems at work and create their own inventions with early years expert and artist Barbara Jones.

From Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 August, the museum will also host special performances three times daily as part of the Festival of Imagineers- Come Fly With Me’ – a visual story for family audiences which takes two young imagineers on an adventurous discovery of the secrets of flight.

At the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, the children’s television exhibition continues to attract huge crowds to share their love and nostalgia from popular childrens’ characters from years gone by.

And alongside the exhibition, the museum is hosting a variety drop-in craft activities as well as the chance for children to make their own short film with a professional animator.

Following their latest redevelopment, Lunt Roman Fort is also welcoming Coventry families through its gates to explore the brand new interactive display in the Granary museum.

Attendees will also be presented with a a variety of Roman-themed activities for families to take part in, including making including making Roman necklaces and lucky charms, creating mosaics, fashioning a wearable horse and chariot, and making gladiator shields.

The Priory Visitor Centre is offering free sessions for parents and children alike to learn how to transform simple household materials into exciting toys and games for all the family.

Full details on the museums’ events, including times, prices and booking information for workshops, can be found online at the museums’ websites – www.transport-museum.com www.theherbert.org www.luntromanfort.org and www.prioryvisitorcentre.org

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