10th Dec, 2016

Coventry museums open their doors for Easter holiday exhibtions

Shaun Reynolds 21st Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

VISITORS to Coventry Museums can join in with a host of Easter festivities and celebrate brand new exhibitions and family events.

Coventry Transport Museum will host their new ‘Tractors from Factory to Field’ exhibition which opens for the first time on Saturday (March 26).

The exhibition features a tractor that made it to the South Pole – and the most environmentally friendly tractor to date.

From 10am until 4pm, families can get hands on using recycled card and materials to create a model tractor.

As well as the family fun day, there will also be two weeks of crafts – from Saturday (March 26) to Sunday (April 10) where children can make Glow Veg by experimenting and playing with circuits, wires and LED’s by using the power of vegetables.

Kids can become a master of the arts at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum this Easter with two weeks of interactive workshops to learn new skills from pop art hand prints to clay portraits.

From 10.30am onwards on Tuesday (April 5), visitors can take part in a range of fun-filled activities and get to meet the Herbert’s very own time travelling artist Degas.

The Easter fun continues at the Lunt Roman Fort in Baginton where visitors can get creative and help make a giant scroll all about the Lunt Fort, inspired by Trajan’s Column in Rome from Tuesday (March 29) until Friday (April 8).

Lindsey Kemp, learning office at Culture Coventry, said: “Coventry Museums are set to put a spring in your step this Easter half term.

“We are excited to introduce our brand new tractor exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum where we hope children and adults alike will be inspired by these unsung heroes who also have a proud connection to Coventry through Massey Ferguson.

“At the Herbert you can be inspired by some of the artists on display in our galleries and get experimenting with a range of art materials.

“You can also discover Degas on your doorstep as we host a fun filled, family day of activities celebrating the arrival of this famous masterpiece on loan from The Courtauld Gallery, London.

“Don’t miss the chance to become a fantastic master artist.”