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Family fun this Easter with Shropshire Museums

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Join Shropshire Museums this Easter holiday for a whole host of family and child friendly events, arts and crafts sessions and trails.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are running events perfect for the whole family from Sunday 14 – Wednesday 24 April including some special Easter themed fun.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“These Easter events at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are a wonderful and fun way for families and children to engage with and experience different elements of Shropshire’s rich culture and heritage.

 

“If you’re looking for something to do over Easter, I would strongly recommend visiting at least one of these stunning Shropshire attractions.”

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Join Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for Bear themed sessions and events and visit the current special exhibition, Bears!

An image of a mother and her child reading a book in the Bears exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Visit Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter holidays for a family and child friendly museum experience.

Reading in the bear cave in the Bears exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Paddington 2 will be screened on Wednesday 17 April on the balcony in the Museum.

Join storyteller Sally Tonge for Bear, Sing and Share on Tuesday 16 and 23 April at 11am for some Easter holiday magic.

An image of storyteller Sally Tonge who will be hosting Bear, Sing and Shine over the Easter school holidays at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Storyteller, Sally Tonge will be hosting Bear, Sing & Shine over the Easter holidays

For more information about Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, click here and you can see the full list of events here.

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle will be open throughout the Easter holidays including Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

An image of Shrewsbury Castle with the union jack flying at the left. There a lawns and plants that are in pristine condition on a beautiful summer day.

Grade I listed Shrewsbury Castle

During Easter, children will be able to take part in the hugely popular teddy bear hunt encouraging them to delve into the collections and note where they find the bears and what is around them.

Usually opened only once a year, Laura’s Tower will be open on Easter Sunday giving visitors a rare opportunity to enter and explore, free of charge.

An image of Laura's Tower at Shrewsbury Castle with green trees to the right and ivy growing up the side. Laura's Tower is open for the Heritage Open Days festival.

Laura’s Tower at Shrewsbury Castle (©Chris Glover)

For more information about Shrewsbury Castle, click here.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be running family and child friendly Easter demonstrations throughout the school holidays.

Join the team for grooming the shire horses, chick holding, bottle feeding the lambs and a guided tour of the Victorian farm yard every day during the holidays.

An image of a child with her family and a lamb at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Bottle feed lambs at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm this Easter holidays

Easter events at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be running from Sunday 14 to Wednesday 24 April. For more information about the events, click here.

All three of these attractions are open during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are owned and operated by Shropshire Council.