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Fun New Season At Sandwell Museums

Sandwell museums have reopened to general visitors this week (w/c 1 April), with exciting family activities lined up for the spring, including Easter and the May bank holidays weekends.

Jane Hanney-Martin, museum services manager, said: “The beginning of April marks the beginning of our spring and summer season across our museum sites, so we encourage people to come along and discover these fantastic buildings and their stories.

“Visitors can also enjoy an exciting spring programme of events and activities, Easter hunts, family fun, live music, theatre, open days, exhibitions, arts and craft activities, living history and much more.”

Entrance is free to museums, apart from some specific advertised events.

For information about opening times and facilities, visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/museums and follow the links to the relevant museum site.  

Go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/joininmuseums for information about what’s on, or follow Sandwell Museums on Facebook and Twitter.

Head along to Haden Hill House, Cradley Heath, on Easter Monday (22 April) from 12pm-4pm for Easter crafts, games and trails as well as springtime fun throughout the school holidays.

Enjoy Easter egg trails and crafts at Oak House, West Bromwich, on Easter Sunday (21 April) 1pm-4pm and Monday (22 April), 12pm-4pm and an Easter Balloon Disco with Ron Popple on Tuesday 16 April (50p entry with free balloon animal).

Celebrate St George at Manor House, West Bromwich, from 11am on Wednesday 24 April at a Robin Hood-themed family fun day with characters and adventures, including outlaws, knights and princesses. Enjoy St George-themed craft activities and trails at Oak House on Tuesday 23 April, 12pm-4pm.

The Midland Painting Group is at Haden Hill House on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April with a fantastic art showcase and demonstration – entry free.

2019 marks 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War. Come to Haden Hill House and Park on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May) from 12pm-4pm for the Fabulous Forties day, with live music, historic vehicles, costumed characters, children’s entertainment and more. Learn about rationing and evacuees.

The annual Green Man Festival returns to Oak House on Sunday 12 May, 12pm-5pm, with an historic blacksmith, Morris dancers, games, stalls, bouncy castle, entertainment and much more.

May half-term sees a great variety of family fun too at the end of which Dinosaur Day is back by popular demand at Manor House on Saturday 1 June.

Don’t miss outdoor performances including Monstrous Beasts and Beastly Monsters at Haden Hill on Sunday 26 May and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Manor House on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May. Please contact the museums for prices and tickets.

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