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Celebrate Spring: Free Half Term Activities at Bradford Museums and Galleries

Date

May 29 2023 - Jun 02 2023

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

About The Event

Join us for Free Half Term Activities at Bradford Museums and Galleries to celebrate spring!

Monday 29 May

Bradford Industrial Museum

Spring Bank Holiday Street Party, 11am-3pm You are invited to join us for a post-coronation spring bank celebration. Come and join us for our street party with Live Music, Victorian street games and enjoy a free drink and slice of cake (while stock lasts)

Tuesday 30 May

Cliffe Castle Museum

Mary Anning and the Pholiderpeton, 11am – 2pm

Meet pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning whilst she meets our Pholiderpeton for the first time. Take part in a dig and fossil identification activities.

Read nature inspired books in our story corner in the Bracewell Smith Hall. Grab a spring trail and explore the museum.

Wednesday 31 May

Bradford Industrial Museum

Storytelling with Richard O’ Neill, 10.30am – 3pm

Meet internationally acclaimed storyteller and author Richard O’Neill as he tells the story of Polonius, The Pit Pony, plus others from his collection of children’s books. Richard is from a traditional, nomadic, Romani Gypsy family.

Make some of the characters from Richard’s stories in our peg doll making workshop.

The Literacy Trust have kindly donated books for a treasure hunt – search for a book voucher hidden in the Museum and collect your free book from reception.

Read stories of travelling communities in our story corner in the Weaving Gallery. Grab a spring trail and explore the museum.

Thursday 1 June

Cartwright Hall

Celebrating Biodiversity, 11am – 2pm Learn about habitats and the biodiversity which lives in our parks. Contribute to a giant, collaborative map.

Plein Air drawing for all

(weather permitting)

Read nature inspired books in our story corner in the Place gallery. Grab a spring trail and explore the museum.

Friday 2 June

Bolling Hall

Spring Planting, 11am – 2pm

Plant herbs in our kitchen gardens with the BMG Volunteer Heritage Gardeners before making your own lavender bag to take home. Find out about how lavender was traditionally used at Bolling Hall in Tudor Times.

Read nature inspired books in our story corner in the Cold Kitchen. Grab a spring trail and explore the museum.

Saturday 3 June & Sunday 4 June

The National Science and Media Museum

10am – 4pm

Join Bradford Museums at Bradford Science Festival. Explore Vision with Zoetropes, Thaumatropes and Kaleidoscopes and make your own Thaumatrope to take home.