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Experience Rugby's Night At The Museum

Author: Matthew Deaves Published: 3rd May 2011 12:00

Experience A Night At The Museum In Rugby.

The world of live reptiles and creepy crawlies will be open for exploration on Thursday 12 May as Rugby Art Gallery and Museum opens its doors for a Night at the Museum.

Visitors can put their bravery to the test and meet the animal man and his snakes, lizards and much more.

Visitors who are brave enough can also see a half moon hunter, a Roman looking for food, and his weaponry, and a natural history display.

The art gallery will offer an enchanting opportunity to see paintings come to life through story telling and costume, and learn about portraiture during exciting activities.

Admission is free of charge for this fun, family-friendly event, which will take place between 5.30 and 10.30pm.

The ‘Talking Portrait's' storytelling extravaganza will see the art gallery's collection take on a life of its own. These magical story telling performances will run in the art gallery from 7.30 - 8.00pm and 9.30 - 10.15pm and launch an exciting new portrait project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a rare chance to learn about local portraiture during the Victorian era and World War 2.

Also, throughout the evening, visitors can try their hand at making insect mobiles or have their faces painted.

Elsewhere in the museum, visitors can encounter the amazing animal man and live animals, which includes the opportunity to handle certain creepy crawlies... if you dare. Performance time are 6.00- 6.30pm, 7.45 - 8.15pm,8.30 - 9.00pm, 9.15 - 9.45pm.

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 & 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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