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A frighteningly good time is promised at Bewdley Museum this Halloween as it presents a week of spooky activities and two sinister events; Nightmare at the Museum and a Paranormal Investigation and Guided Tour.

Kicking-off the scary schedule is the return of Nightmare at the Museum on Saturday 26 October from 5pm to 8pm.

A children’s show will begin at 5.30pm with Flip the Clown. After the show, a Halloween themed disco will take place from 6.30pm to 8pm.

There will also be lots of activities the whole family can enjoy like apple bobbing, spooky trail in the garden and fancy dress. Tickets for Nightmare at the Museum are £5 per person.

An evening set to send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced ghost hunter is taking place at Bewdley Museum on Thursday 31 October from 8pm until midnight.

The museum is renowned for high levels of paranormal activity around its site with reports of ghost sightings including a tall man who moves objects around the gallery, children dressed in Victorian clothes in the foundry and a maid walking in the kitchen.

During the investigation, people can explore the historical buildings which have had various uses from a meat market in the 1770s to a morgue. There will also be displays of artefacts including coffin making tools, Victorian mourning wear and lockets of hair.

Booking tickets for the Paranormal Investigation and Guided Tour is essential and are £25 per person (18+). Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cordial and light snacks will be available during breaks. 

There will abe a To the Moon and Back! event run by Hilary Baker and the Foundry Artists taking place at the museum as part of this year’s Kidderminster Arts and Food Festival on Friday 1 November between 4pm and 7pm. This is a great opportunity to build, decorate and fire rockets in Jubilee Gardens and join together with the local community to create a gigantic neon moon. Fancy dress is encouraged with prizes for the best dressed. The Garden Kitchen will be lit up with fluorescent lights and serving hot and cold food and hot drinks. Tickets are £3.

All tickets can be purchased online at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/bookings or by calling Bewdley Museum on 0845 607 7819.

Throughout half-term week (Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November) there will also be children’s Halloween themed craft activities. They can create all sorts of things, from paper lanterns to spooky t-shirts and much more. The activities are available from 11am until 3.30pm and cost £4 per person. The timetable is available at www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/holidayactivities.

Councillor Helen Dyke, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection said: “There’s something for everyone at Bewdley Museum with a great variety of spooky events taking place. Make sure you get involved as it promises to be a Halloween to remember!”