West Cheshire Museums announce host of half-term activities

West Cheshire Museums announce host of half-term activities

The WEST Cheshire Museums are offering action-packed half-time fun from February 18th to 24th.

From making clay pots based on Roman patterns to creating collages, winter landscapes, insect boxes and “mosaic” t-shirts, there is a wealth of free and fun activities at each location.

Also available at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum is a new self-guided Rows walking guide to coincide with the museum’s fascinating free Rows exhibition.

Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD

February 18-24, Self-Guided Rows Trail

To celebrate its fascinating Rows exhibition, the museum is offering everyone the opportunity to explore the unique Chester Rows with a free self-guided walking guide. Visitors simply exit the museum and it’s a short walk to the Rows.

Anyone who submits their completed course to the museum reception will receive a certificate. An accessible version of the trail is also available.

February 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Strange Collages

Young visitors to the museum can unleash their inner artist by creating their own curious collage of different materials.

22 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Make a Bug Box

At this drop-in, young visitors can make a weird and wonderful bug box out of paper and recycled materials and find out why bugs are important.

23 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Mosaic T-Shirt

There are some wonderful mosaics dotted around the Grosvenor Museum and this fascinating drop-in activity encourages young visitors to explore and be inspired by these shapes and colors to create their own colorful ‘mosaic’ t-shirt design and print. Please note that visitors must bring their own plain white t-shirt.

Mosaic in the Grosvenor Museum. (Image: West Cheshire Museums)

23 February, 5.30 – 7.00 p.m., ghost hike

Join Chester guide Ann Coward on this family-friendly haunted trail for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Meets at Chester Visitor Information Center (near City Hall), two children attend free with each paying adult (tickets are £10 per adult). Payment to the guide is made in the evening and spaces must be booked in advance on 01244 972197.

Chester and District Standard: Ghost tour guide Ann Coward.Ghost tour guide Ann Coward. (Image: West Cheshire Museums)

Lion Salt Works Museum, Ollershaw Lane, Northwich, CW9 6ES

February 21 – February 22, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., winter landscapes

Using paper and salt, young visitors can let their imaginations run wild and create their own winter landscapes in this fun drop-in session. Inspiration can come from their imaginations or the winter landscape on the museum’s doorstep or in the nearby Northwich Woodlands, which is a short walk from the museum.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, 162 London Road, Northwich, CW9 8AB

February 22 – February 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Clay Making Activity – Create a Roman dish, “face” pot or plaque

Young visitors are encouraged to take inspiration from Roman history by making something out of clay, e.g. B. a pot decorated with a face. This 30-40 minute activity may require the help of an adult for younger children and everyone should either bring an apron or wear clothing that doesn’t mind getting messy. All children can take their clay creations home with them. Donations to support the event are encouraged and very welcome.

Chester and District Standard: A Roman style A Roman style “Face” pot. (Image: Cheshire West Museums)

Councilor Louise Gittins, Head of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Chester and Northwich have fun, exciting and free activities for children and I hope as many children as possible enjoy these drop-in activities. Thanks to the creative talents of West Cheshire Museum staff, children also learn about history, the environment and the power of imagination.I am particularly fond of the Rows Tour self-guided walking tour, which puts the history and stories of the unique Chester Rows on the doorstep of the museum really come to life. ”

None of the halftime events require registration and are all free, although donations are gratefully received. Visitors do not have to pay an entrance fee to any of the West Cheshire Museums to take part in these activities.

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