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Easter celebrations bring reptiles, magicians and crafts to city museums

Easter events at Gloucester Museums

Gloucester City Museum and Art Galley and the Gloucester Folk Museum have lots going on this Easter holidays to keep all the family entertained.

At the city museum, resident Roman solider Lucius Sita will be on hand throughout the holidays to take visitors down into the underground Roman chamber in Eastgate Street for a tour.

In addition, an Easter treasure hunt will take people through the city museum, across the centre of the city, and around the folk museum to claim a prize.  Easter hunt packs are £5 per family available from the city museum reception desk.

The ever popular reptile handling sessions will be run throughout the holidays, at both the city museum and folk museum. Chester the Burmese python will be on hand ready to lie around the shoulders of those who are feeling brave.

Also, professional magician Kerry Scorah is back to teach young wannabe-magicians a trick or two in the magic workshops for children. Afternoon workshops will be running for those wanting to learn some more complex magic tricks to stun their family and friends.

For those feeling crafty, workshops for children will take place at both museums, from knocking up a felt dinosaur to creating a pansy brooch these sessions are a fantastic way to help children get creative.

Cllr Paul James, Leader of Gloucester City Council said, “I especially recommend a visit to the Roman chamber under Eastgate Street, it’s a real must-see if you haven’t been before. With reptiles, magicians and craft workshops there’s plenty to keep the family entertained at our city museums this Easter.

“Remember, just one admission fee now gives you a whole year’s unlimited access to both the city and folk museum, so all these fantastic events will be right at your fingertips.”

Museum members can gain free admission to the reptile handling sessions and can book onto the Easter chamber tours free of charge.

Tickets for the magic workshops and craft workshops can be purchased online at
Easter hunt packs are available at the city museum from 31st March to 11th April priced at £5 per family.

Explore Gloucestershire
26 March 2015

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