|Fabulous Fun this February Half-Term at Birmingham MuseumsThere’s lots of fun for every generation this Half-Term at Birmingham Museums.
Enjoy a family day out at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and unearth the story of the Staffordshire Hoard. The new gallery is open every day and is FREE to visit.
After your visit, sample tasty treats in the Edwardian Tearooms including nettle tea and ‘Anglo-Saxon’ stew.
Keep the kids entertained with lots of other activities at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery throughout the week:
Create a Creature
Join artist Lucy Reed to make a creature inspired by our new exhibition, New Art West Midlands.
Mon 16 – Fri 20 Feb, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm, £1 per child
Grab a cushion and hear funny and fascinating stories in our galleries.
Mon 16, Wed 18 & Fri 20 Feb, 1pm, FREE
Have a go at holding some of the most weird and wonderful artefacts from our collections! Our friendly volunteers will be on hand to help you work out what these strange objects are.
Mon 16 – Fri 20 Feb, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm, FREE
|Blakesley Hall Open Day – Tue 17 FebTake a guided tour of Blakesley Hall at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm (£4 adults, £3 concessions, under 16s free).
Get up close to meerkats, giant rabbits and creepy-crawlies with the popular ‘Animal Mania’ (£1 per person).
Take part in craft activities 1-3pm (£1 per child).
Tue 17 Feb
|Servants & Stewards at Aston Hall – Wed 18 FebMeet the Steward and the kitchen servants of Aston Hall as they go about their day.
Take a walk around the Hall, get hands-on with historic objects and more!
Wed 18 Feb, 12-4pm, £2 per person (under 5s free)
|Milling and Baking at Sarehole Mill – Wed 18 FebSee our watermill in action as we grind wheat into flour.
Learn about bread making as our bakers use the clay oven to bake a variety of tasty breads!
Make saltdough decorations 1-3pm (£1 per child)
Milling 12-4pm, Baking 12-3pm.
Wed 18 Feb, £3 adults, £2 concessions, under 16s free
|Creative Badges at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter – Thu 19 FebDesign and make your very own badges with our exciting badge making machine!
Thu 19 Feb, 1-3pm, £1 per child (admission entry to museum applies)
|Birdfeeder Baubles at Weoley Castle – Fri 20 FebMake a birdfeeder bauble to entice our feathered friends into your garden!
Fri 20 Feb, 12-3pm, £1 per child, drop-in activity
|Dance and Play Day at Soho House – Fri 20 FebSoho House teams up with the Urban Angels Project and Birmingham Royal Ballet for this special one off event.
Urban Angels Project will be leading sessions on old childhood games as part of their ‘Playing in the Past’ project, and Birmingham Royal Ballet will be involving everyone with their ‘Ballet? What’s that?’ sessions.
See amazing costumes on display, as well as the chance to take part in dance workshops, watch performances and get advice on healthy lifestyles!
Fri 20 Feb, 12-4pm, FREE
|Stargazing at ThinktankJourney to the stars at Thinktank’s planetarium this Half-Term, the only one in Birmingham.
There’s also a whole array of activities taking place each day including science busking, craft activities, meet the experts and our brand new ‘Explore your Universe’ show.
Book your tickets here.