20th Oct, 2017

Family fun at Coventry museums this Easter

Coventry Editorial 13th Apr, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THIS WEEK marks the last chance for children to get stuck into ‘egg-cellent’ Easter themed events at Coventry museums.

From solving mysteries to defeating a dragon, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Transport Museum and the Priory Visitor Centre are rounding up their series of creative activities and workshops on Friday, April 17.

Until Friday, families visiting the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum can join in a series of investigations and become a super-sleuth museum detectives – working with art materials and examining clues in archaeological finds to help to solve a crime that has taken place in one of the Herbert’s galleries.

Down the road at Coventry Transport Museum, attendees will have the chance to discover Coventry through the Ages – getting stuck in to hands-on workshops in car clay modelling, making ceramic car moneyboxes and creating a personalised parachute for a bike.

As well as the weekday workshops, which need to be pre-booked, visitors will be able to see a life-size replica of Bloodhound, the 1000mph car, made entirely of K’NEX.

The Priory Visitor Centre are also hosting a design and build a hand-held maze game workshop, encouraging participants to then take on the Priory Labyrinth to reach the dragon’s lair.

Speaking about the programmes, Melanie Corner, Family Learning Officer at Culture Coventry, said: “Coventry Museums are the perfect place to spend a family day out.

“The Easter activities at all Culture Coventry venues are fun for all the family and are a great way to keep children engaged over the holiday.

“There will be a wide choice of fun and crafty activities available at the Herbert, Coventry Transport Museum and the Priory.”

While most of the activities are drop-in sessions, some require advance booking.

More information and booking forms can be found online at www.theherbert.org and www.transport-museum.com

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