Family Friendly Fun for Kids’ in Costumes in Museums Day

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(Last Updated On: March 8, 2018)

Following on from the hugely popular World Book Day, Torquay Museum and Brixham Heritage Museum are organising a fun family friendly Kids in Costumes in Museums Day on Saturday 10th March, from 10am – 3pm at Torquay Museum and 10am – 4.30pm at Brixham Heritage Museum.

At Torquay Museum, there will be storytelling and craft activity sessions for children and families, and a storytelling event, based on Roald Dahl and other children’s stories. These are suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an

The Mad Hatter will be at Torquay Museum from 11am to 1pm to greet visitors and for photo opportunities. Children are encouraged to come along in their favourite book character costume and take part in the ‘Best Dressed’ competition with a chance to win a fabulous prize! Judging will take place by The Mad Hatter at 11.45am at Torquay Museum.

Jonty as The Mad Hatter

All events are FREE to attend, but a valid museum entry ticket for adults for Torquay Museum events is required – pay once and get in free for a year. Children under the age of 16 enter for FREE, and don’t need a museum ticket.

At Brixham Heritage Museum, from 10.30am to 11.30am, there will be a Children’s Poetry event with Mic B, a raggedy rhymer, storyteller and purveyor of supernatural verse. His poetry performances are wildly entertaining and fun for children and adults. Suitable for 4 year-olds and above.

From 12noon to 1pm, visitors to Brixham Museum can hear tales by local author Karl Gale, whose charming books, The Adventures of the Little Fishing Boats of Brixham, have entertained children of all ages. This storytelling event, with a nautical theme, is suitable for children aged 3 to 10yrs.

Richard Dee, a Brixham native who writes Science Fiction and Steampunk adventures, will be reading a short excerpt from his book ‘Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café’ and talking about his new publication ‘Andorra Pett on Mars’, due out in April, from 2pm to 3pm. Come along and meet the author, plus a question and answer session for budding writers and fans. Suitable for young people aged 11yrs and above.

Listen to the wonderful adventures of Cap’n Blackheart, a very old pirate with a very big bushy beard, from 3.30pm – 4.30 pm at Brixham Museum. Cap’n Blackheart lives between his magical cave and his ship called the ‘Fire Dragon’ and with the help of some of his friends goes off on many magical adventures both on land and out at sea.

Children are encouraged to come to Brixham Museum in their favourite book character costume and take part in the ‘Best Dressed’ competition with a chance to win a fabulous prize! Judging will take place at 3pm by Cap’n Blackheart.”

The Kids in Costumes in Museums Day is part of the brand new Sharing Stories Festival, which features creative writing and storytelling workshops, with talks by local and regional writers and poets, and themed events such as writing about local history, publishing and producing programmes for radio.

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