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Portsmouth museums updateLast updated: 12 October 2012 13:15
Here's the latest list of exciting events and activities happening in museums across the city, to help keep you and your kids happy this autumn.
Portsmouth Museums and Records Society Lecture – Thursday 18 October
The Portsmouth Museums and Records Society present a lecture about 'A Sailor’s Life and Death on the Mary Rose.' The talk will be given by Trevor Sapey from The Mary Rose Trust, starting at 7.30pm at the D-Day Museum. Admission cost £1 for members of the society and £2 for non-members, everyone is welcome.
Gallery Tour of ‘A Tale of One City’ exhibition – Friday 19 and 26 October
If you love the ‘A Tale of One City’ exhibition, here’s your chance to gain further insight with a tour lead by the museum’s specialist staff. The tour will start at 10.30am at the City Museum, tickets are £3 for adults (accompanied children are free) and £1 for Leisure Card Holders. Places are limited so please contact the museum on 023 9282 7261 to book your place.
Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October
Come along and see the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in all its glory, and still in its original site. There will also be a special display of working and static Meccano models from Solent Meccano Society. Admission is free, and the Eastney Beam Engine House is open from 1pm until 5pm.
Meet Normandy Veterans – Monday 29 October until Friday 2 November
During the half-term holiday members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association will be at the museum between 11am and 2.30pm, to chat to visitors about their experiences on D-Day and in the Battle of Normandy. Please phone on the day of your visit to confirm that the veterans have been able to attend. Usual opening times and admission prices apply.
Toads and Toadstools – Tuesday 30th October
Come along to the Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, and have a look at some fascinating wildlife specimens. You’ll find out some fun seasonal facts and take part in other family activities with countryside officer, Richard Jones. Admission is free, drop-in between 12pm and 3pm.
Spooky Tell, Make and Take – Wednesday 31st October
You’re in for a spooky afternoon at the City Museum, at their Halloween themed Tell, Make and Take session. Listen to the scary stories and make paper lanterns decorated with creepy cats and bats (not recommended for the very young). The session runs between 12pm and 2.30pm, and admission is free.
Become Fagin or Oliver for the day! – Saturday 3 November
Enjoy travelling back in the time at the City Museum, and dress up as an old character in this fun workshop. Once you’ve got your costume on, you’ll have the chance to work with our expert mime to develop your imagined character – you can even use pictures, stories and props. Admission is free; the session is from 12pm until 3pm and is suitable for 9-15 year olds.
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