Exploring the best of Britain at the Grosvenor Museum

30 March 2016

Family craft events exploring the diverse best of Britain will be coming to Chester’s Grosvenor Museum this April.

There will be an afternoon all about bees, spooky gothic events, a day looking at toys from the past 130 years, and a St George’s Day workshop.   

The Museum’s Youth Panel will be running a Bee Day on 12 April, where visitors can come along and taste different types of honey, make their own miniature garden with real plants, and make a bee on a stick and wearable bee antennae and wings.

The event will be run by the Grosvenor Museum Youth Panel, a group of 14 to 18 year olds who work with museum staff on some events and exhibitions.

There will be a free St. George’s Day workshop on Friday 15 April where you can make your own helmets, shields, flags and banners, ready to take part in The Lord Mayor of Chester’s St George’s Day Celebrations on Saturday 23 April.

For those who prefer darker events, the museum is looking for visitors to help them make a gothic city on Tuesday 5 April to go on display in the museum. They can also make dramatic ‘stained glass’ cathedral windows on Thursday 7 April and their own fabulous angel wings on Tuesday 12 April.

Visitors can find out how toys have changed during the past century on Wednesday 13 April, at one of the events running throughout the year to celebrate the museum’s 130th birthday.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing said: “There’s a wide range of events and activities to choose from offering a great way for children and families to learn more about British history, culture and nature, and make some wonderful crafts to take home”. Bee Day activities cost £1.50 and includes all activities. Other activities are free with a suggested donation of £1.50. More information from www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk.

Children finding out about objects from the museum’s collections.
Children finding out about objects from the museum’s collections.

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