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May Half Term at Colchester Museums

Colchester Castle Museum by Barbara Ballard Planetarium Experience.
Explore the galaxies at Colchester Castle with our incredible planetarium. Discover the Roman beliefs linked to the stars and get creative with themed craft & activity tables.
Reserve your 45-minute planetarium session on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. These need to be pre-booked over the phone on 01206 282 941 and are free after admission.
This event is suitable for 4+ and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monster Mash-up:
Go wild at Colchester’s Natural History Museum and get crafty creating your own monster. Take inspiration from the mythical and the Medieval or make up your own magical creature.
Book your space in sessions on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 10:30am, 11:30 am and 12:30pm. Sessions need to be booked over the phone on 01206 282 941 and are free.

Twinkle Twinkle:
Illuminate your half term at Hollytrees Museum and discover the magic of constellations. Make your own star mobile and hear the little-known ending of Colchester’s famous nursery rhyme.
Pre-bookable sessions available on Thursday 30 May 2019 at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. £5pp, suitable for all ages. Call 01206 282 941 and reserve your space today.

Calm Castle:
Join us on Sunday 5 May 2019 for a relaxed session at Colchester Castle. The aim of this session is to make the museum a less challenging space for visitors with Autistic Spectrum Disorder by switching off audio and visuals and providing a sensory space off the main gallery. This may also appeal to others wishing to explore the museum at a quieter time.
The session will run from 10am - 12pm, visitors are welcome to stay after 12pm but this is when audio-visuals will be restarted. This event is included as part of regular Castle admission.

Castle pass:
Do you pay council tax to Colchester Borough Council? If so, Visit Colchester Castle and pay admission once and enjoy free entry for a whole calendar year to the Castle and all its exhibitions.
To apply, come along to Colchester Castle, bring proof of address, and a wallet friendly Resident Pass will be issued to you. Find out more about this and our other memberships available.

For more details of events go to https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/events/

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