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Easter fun at museums

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There’s an eggcellent line up of activities for children in Dudley borough museums this Easter.

Families will be able to go on an Easter themed hunt around the grounds of the Red House Glass Cone on the first weekend of the Easter school holidays (April 13 and 14, 10am to 4pm). It costs £3.50 per child and is suitable for children aged 3+.

Across the weekend, visitors will also be able to browse a youth arts and crafts market, which will be held within the Dudley Council-run venue.

The cone will host other activities including an Easter wreath craft session for children aged 8+ on Tuesday April 16 from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm. The session costs £7 per child.

It will also host Dragon themed glass fusion sessions on Tuesday April 23 and Thursday April 25 at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm. Sessions cost £6 and are suitable for children aged 5+.

Meanwhile at Dudley Museum at the Archives, an Easter crafts session will be held on Wednesday April 17 for children aged 8+.  Children can test their needle felting skills from 10.30am to noon and 1 to 2.30pm. The session costs £7 and includes materials.

There will also be a dinosaur themed family day at the museum on April 24 from 10.30am to 2.30pm, which includes crafts for children aged 4+ at a cost of £3.50.

The museum is also running free activities on Saturday April 27, including a fossil themed session, suitable for children aged 5+, from 10.30am to noon and the latest in its Unearthed series, which will consider which came first the dinosaur or the egg, from 2 to 3pm. Suitable for children aged 8+.

Places for all activities should be booked in advance. For more information and what’s on go to

Dudley Museum and the Red House Glass Cone will be closed for the Bank Holiday from Friday April 19 to Monday April 22. 

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