Beacon Museum Has Easter Holidays Covered

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The Easter holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re struggling to come up with activities to keep the young’uns occupied, the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven can offer a helping hand. 

With so much happening over the Easter break in the Museum, parent’s will be practically dragging their children away.

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Kicking of the start of the spring season, this year’s first blockbuster exhibition,  The Mechanicals is a cog driven fun exhibition that shows how innovative mechanics can produce weird and wonderful movement.

With the start of the swashbuckling piracy exhibition on April 8, why not try out the exciting pirate treasure trail around the museum? Featuring interactive activities for kids as well as local artwork from school projects, this is a varied and engaging topical exhibition featuring a National loan object- which is a first for the Beacon museum. Can you complete the pirate games and crafts including find Pirate Paul’s baby parrots? This is a self guided trail which you can enjoy at your own pace. All included with entry price.

As part of the exhibition on Friday May 19 at 7pm the Museum will be hosting a talk from world renowned piracy historian Angus Konstam. Angus has a naval background and has specialised on the subject through years of research based  around the world. He has authored over 60 books on seafaring history, and his next novel relates the history of Barbary pirates, represented in this exhibition by the bust on loan from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  Please email: thebeacon@copeland.gov.uk  or phone 01946 592302 to reserve a space.

Last but certainly not least and Beginning on May 8, Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt will arrive at the museum, exploring alternative takes on felting, with the work of seven different artists on display, all using the medium in offbeat ways.

The museum will also be hosting two-week glass making and design programmes during May. This will be instructed by local artist and glass maker, Roxy Denny. There are only limited places available for this so it’s first come first serve basis. Each Sunday afternoon session is 1-4pm and you must be able to attend both weeks.

* Sunday 7 and Sunday May 14
* Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 May


Please contact thebeacon@copeland.gov.uk or 01946 592302 to book.  You may be placed on a waiting list and will be informed by the  April 10. 

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