Pack more into your holidays and join in the fun this Summer with Suffolk Museums!
Looking for last minute holiday ideas? Suffolk museums have got you and your family covered! Throughout the school summer holidays (22nd July to 31st August 2016), museums across the county will offer a jam-packed line-up of exciting events, activities, workshops and trails for the whole family to enjoy together. From arts and crafts to archeological digs, science workshops to giant craft fairs, amazing collections and discovery trails galore there’s something for everyone to enjoy in museums this summer.
Not to be missed
Highlights are sure to be the range of family fun days, from live music and train rides at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum to amazing living history events at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village or swing dancing and spitfires at the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum. Budding scientists can take part in hands-on experiments at The Long Shop Museum’s Workshop Wednesdays or release their inner archaeologist and unearth real finds at Dunwich Museum’s “Dig Dunwich” event. Creative activities can be found at Ipswich Museum’s regular Art Skills workshops or the Museum of East Anglian Life’s popular “Mud, Bugs and Baking” sessions. Or why not check out the all new “Summer Discovery Club” at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, the National Horseracing Museum and Gainsborough’s House? This three-day creative arts and crafts club for children aged 7-11 will explore each museum’s unique collections with a chance to complete an Arts Award Discover Level! Take advantage of the early bird price and book your child’s Summer Discovery Club spot now by visiting suffolkmuseums.org
And if all that’s not enough, over 30 museums will host regular discovery trails and family quizzes for the whole family to enjoy.
Value for Money
Most museums and activities are either low-cost or absolutely free. Many sites offer free parking, locally sourced refreshments or a chance to unwind with a family picnic in the sun. It’s always best to check museum facilities and opening times before you visit to make sure you get the most out of your trip.
Your free program
Download your free Summer in Suffolk Museums events program at suffolkmuseums.org and keep up to date with all the latest information and event news on Facebook at facebook.com/summerinsuffolkmuseums.
Do something different for your holidays this year. Join in the fun and discover together, look further and be inspired by something new this summer in Suffolk museums.