There is a lot to see and do at Bewdley Museum this May half term.
For children there is a packed programme of craft activities. There is something different every day, from creating Fathers’ Day cards to painting butterfly houses and making super hero capes. The activities run from 11am until 3.30pm and cost £4 per child. All the details are available on the museum’s website www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/whatson .
Visitors to the museum can also discover the Rotary Club’s exhibition on its fight to end polio. It tells the story of how the Rotary Club has been working to eradicate the disease since 1979, with its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines. ‘Rotary and the Fight to End Polio’ runs until Sunday 16 July.
Bewdley Museum is also kicking off this year’s GeoFest. The museum is hosting a fossil exhibition on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. Visitors can make their own fossil cast and see some of the real fossils from Museum’s collection. GeoFest is a programme of events and activities which highlights and celebrates the geology, landscape, heritage and wildlife of the area. For more info visit the website www.geopark.org.uk
There is an open weekend in The Brass Foundry on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June. It will be concentrating on the very successful ‘One Grain’ project which took place over the summer last year. The research project was lead by artist Joshua Sofaer. Each day during July an object from the museum collection was investigated by a team of volunteers, visitors, staff and invited experts. During the weekend there will be mini guided tours and a free ‘One Grain’ publication handed out. People involved in the project will also be on hand to talk to and discuss what happens next.
Museum manager Alison Bakr said:
“Once again we’ve got a really busy programme of events and activities running throughout the half term school holidays. The beauty of all of these is that you can spend as little or as much time as you like exploring the exhibitions or taking part. So whether you’ve got a couple of hours to fill or a whole week, we’ve got something for everyone!”
The museum is open daily from 10am until 4.30pm. Entry is free.