Kickstarting the Easter Season
There’s something bunny going on….
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in the Castle will be kickstarting the Easter season with some fun family activities over the Easter holiday period at their Wednesday workshops.
On Wednesday’s over the holidays they will be host to “Make do & Mend” Workshops between 11am and 3pm.
Using the World War II ethos of ‘Make Do & Mend’ the museum will be running two drop-in workshops encouraging children to be creative by re-using and recycling. Why not be creative and invent your own toy?
There will also be the opportunity to hunt the bunny over the Easter weekend (Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive). Hidden around the museum will be twelve easter bunnies – can you find them ?
On Good Friday we also see the launch of the joint ticketing between the Museum and Carlisle Castle. Visitors can now purchase a joint ticket to visit both venues at a reduced price. A family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children will cost £23.40. A visit to the Museum only for a family of up to five stays at the same price as last year £10.
The Museum which opened only seventeen months ago in the Alma building, Carlisle Castle, will this year be embarking on a major community based project this year including an exhibition – Voices from the Somme 1916-2016 – to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme:
Jules Wooding, Learning and Outreach Manager Officer at the Museum said:
“For the first time the museum will engage in outreach in the wider community connecting throughout the County connecting with the communities where the men who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme came from. This activity is part of a larger Somme project being planned by the museum this year and we will be recording photos, documents and objects through community roadshows.”
The major Voices from the Somme 1916-2016 exhibition will be held at the museum between 24th June and 20th November this year.