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General News > Half Term Family Fun at The Bowes Museum
Whatever the weather, there’s plenty of fun to be had at The Bowes Museum during half term.
Fancy taking home a tussy mussy, or discovering what it could possibly be? Then drop in to the Terrific Tudors Family Fun Day between 11.00-4.00 on Tuesday 28 May to have a go at making one. Or try your hand at a Tudor art technique called pricking and pouncing, creating a jester stick or making a finger puppet. There is even a themed trail around the Museum.
The following day (Wednesday 29), also from 11.00-4.00, activities are centred round Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, a beautiful painting by Manet which was recently saved from export. It is on show at The Bowes Museum until 2nd June, on the first stop of a national tour, and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to participate in fun craft activities which complement the painting.
While there is no charge for children for the above drop in sessions, they must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal museum admission applies. No booking is required.
On Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May come along and be inspired by the Museum’s collection of decorated boxes before making one of your own to take home. This time adults go free, but the cost for children is £3.00 per session, which take place from 10.30-12.00 and 1.00-2.30 each day. Booking is required on 01833 690606.