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February half term at museums

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There’s stacks to do at the Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Museum at the Archives this February half term.

There are Sticky Saturday sessions at Dudley Museum from 10.30am – 12noon and the cone from 1.30 – 3.30pm, both on Saturday 16 February. Drop in, get creative and have fun for free.

There’s a chance to make something in glass with bookable sessions throughout the week. These include glass fusion: bugs on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 February. Sessions run at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm, cost £6 per child and must be booked in advance. Suitable for ages 5+.

There are free family trails available every day, suitable for the over 8s at both venues.
The cone also hosts free glass blowing demonstrations every weekend in the hot glass studio. Visitors can watch as glass artists transform a molten piece of glass into a glass, vase, platter or object. Demonstrations take place every weekend from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and daily during school holidays from 11am to 2.30pm.

Over at Dudley Museum at the Archives there are a host of activities and events.
There’s a family fun day on Wednesday 20 February with a mini-beasts theme. Activities run 10.30am – 2.30pm and cost £3.50 to join in the craft activity. Youngsters can follow a trail and take part in a range of crafts.

There’s a fossil finds session at the museum from 10.30 – 2.30 on Saturday 23 February suitable for ages 5+. People can pop in with their finds and have them identified. There’s also a chance to look at pieces from the museum’s own collection.

An Unearthed – Gorgeous gemstones session runs later that day from 2-3pm. This relaxed talk is suitable for adults and children aged 8+ with opportunities to interact and discover exactly how exciting and accessible the world of geology is. This session is free but booking is advised particularly if you are a family or group of three or more. Call 01384 815571

Dudley Museum @ The Archives is based at Dudley Archives & Local History Centre
Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ. Opening hours are 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Red House Glass Cone (RHGC) is based at High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4AZ. Opening hours are Monday – Friday,10am - 3pm and Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm

For further information contact 01384 812381 or 01384 815571, email or follow the museums service on facebook @redhousecone or @dudleymuseum and twitter @glass_museum @redhousecone and @dudleymuseum

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