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Colchester Museums Events in February

Colchester Museums
Itís the start of another busy year for Colchester Museums. Across all three of the townís Museums we have lots planned for the whole family. Remember to book early as spaces are limited. Call us on 01206 282941 to book your space and visit www.cimuseums.org.uk/activities for more information.

Valentine Event:

Head to Colchester Castle for a rather special after after-hours event to celebrate Valentineís Day! Taking place on Thursday 14 February from 5-7pm this fun event enables you to meet the curators of Colchester Castle and explore the magic of Valentines, all with a glass of ice-cold prosecco. Booking is essential, call 01206 282941 to secure your space today.

Colchester Museums Craft:

Make a handmade Valentineís Day card for the special person in your life. Head to Hollytrees Museum on Tuesday 19 February to discover the origin of Valentineís cards and get crafty. With sessions running at 10,30, 11.30 and 12.30 itís one not to miss. Suitable for all ages from 4+. Call 01206 282 941 to book. £5 per person

Archery at Colchester Castle:

Can you hit the target this half term? Join us at Colchester Castle for fun and exciting archery sessions on Thursday 21 February for ages 7+. This is already proving a popular activity so ensure you book soon to avoid disappointment. With three sessions running at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30 donít miss out! Call 01206 282941 to book! £5 (after Caste admission)

Animal Encounters at Colchester Natural History Museum:

The Natural History Museum will be playing host to a variety of extraordinary animals on Friday 22 February. Get up close and meet a variety of mammals, birds and reptiles at this family friendly event! £5 per person, aged 2 and under free of charge. Call 01206 282941 to book.

Colchester Museum Calm at the Castle:

For 2019 Colchester Castle will be opening its doors early on the first Sunday of every month from 10am-12pm. The first session will be on Sunday 3 February 2019. During the sessions sensory stimulation will be minimised across the Museumís galleries and all audio-visuals will be turned off to create a calming atmosphere for visitors.

These relaxed sessions are especially suitable for visitors with autism or other special needs. Visitors, along with their families and carers, will be able to stay later than 12pm if they wish, but at this point the audio-visuals will be re-started and other visitors admitted. No need to book, just drop in on the day.

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