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Brave a ‘Night at the Museum’ in Rugby - dare you meet a knight in the night?

Published: 30th April 2010 13:05

A Night At The Museum

Brave a ‘Night at the Museum' in Rugby - dare you meet a knight in the night?

Are you bold enough to visit Rugby's museum at night?

Come along to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday 13 May and encounter a medieval knight and archer as they prepare for battle, or watch spellbound as storytellers and puppets bring the museum to life.

From 5.30 to 10.30pm, there will be a rare opportunity to experience a ‘Night at the Museum' at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and put your bravery to the test.

Admission is free of charge for this fun, family-friendly event.

For those visitors able to overcome their fears and visit the museum by night, from 5.30 to 10.30pm there will be the chance to discover how medieval men of war fought when England was rent in two by the houses of York and Lancaster. See how the knights of olde lived and try on a mail shirt or helmet for size. 

Or why not enjoy a spellbinding storytelling extravaganza and see the art gallery's collection take on a life of its own. These magical storytelling performances will run in the art gallery from 6.30pm to 7pm and from 8pm to 8.30pm. Also, from 6pm to 8pm, visitors can try their hand at creative art activities or have their faces painted. 

 Elsewhere in the museum, visitors can encounter the mysterious world of shadow puppets in a special workshop taking place from 7pm to 9pm. Here, you can make your own puppets, find out about their fascinating history, and learn how to bring them to life on the walls of the museum at night.

All are welcome. Squash and biscuits will be available for a small donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to bring your torch. 

For more information contact Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on (01788) 533201, email ragm@rugby.gov.uk, or visit http://www.ragm.org.uk/.

This Museums at Night event is part of the European-wide campaign of the same name (La Nuit de Musées) taking place in May.


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