Plenty on offer at museum this half-term

The wonderful world of heritage will come alive at Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum this half-term, with plenty of fun and games on offer.

Among the activities, there will be a chance to don Nigerian clothes, dress up as an Edwardian school child and play African musical instruments.

Young visitors can also find out more about the First World War, the life of miners in Shilbottle and play with items found on the beach at Amble.

There will be films, games and art activities to enjoy, plus the opportunity to see the museum’s new exhibition, Young Heritage Explorers.

There will also be the chance to explore Chinese customs and life during next week’s Family Friday session, which is free for children if booked in advance, and takes place between 11am and 2pm.

Jane Mann, museum trustee, said: “This is the public’s chance to peek at the amazing things that go on at Bailiffgate, including our current exhibition, Young Heritage Explorers, which is especially colourful and engaging.

“Folks with local connections may also be able to find themselves, or relatives, in the old photographs and school admission registers, which are on display. Parents should plan a visit for half-term.”

Admission is £4 adults and £3 concessions. Children are admitted for free to the museum with the Kids Go Free voucher, which can be downloaded from the Bailiffgate Museum website

For more details, call 01665 6056847.

l The museum is holding its next Poetry @ the B session on Thursday, February 19, from 7.30pm.

Beginning its third season, the event features local and regionally-based performers, and there is also an open-mic slot. Admission is £3 and includes a complimentary glass of wine. Doors open at 7pm.