Summer of fun promised at Haslemere Museum

By Surrey and Hants News in Local People

A summer of fun is planned at Haslemere Museum, with an exciting programme of events for children.

The new interactive exhibition ‘Discovering Dinosaurs’, which runs throughout the summer, lets visitors explore the world of dinosaurs, and get up close to touchable cut-out models of them.

There will also be a chance to dress up, puzzles, a gallery trail and a small model dinosaur world to play with.

Museum education officer Kay Topping said: “Dinosaurs have sparked the imagination and fascinated both young and old alike ever since huge bone fossils were discovered. This is a really exciting exhibition, offering children lots of fun facts and interactive enjoyment too.”

The museum will be running dinosaur-themed family events and workshops to complement the exhibition, including Fantastic Fossils on July 27, Build a Dinosaur Lego Challenge on August 1 and Dinosaur Delights on August 8.

Museum Explorers workshops for children aged five to 11 - at which parents do not need to stay - take place on several dates in July and August.

There will be a falconry display on August 4, at which visitors will get a close-up view of these birds in flight.

There will be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Mini-Fete on August 17, featuring a children’s tea, traditional games, face-painting and fun stalls.

On August 24 there will be an opportunity to discover more about bees and visit the Observation Beehive.

Discovering Dinosaurs runs until September 1 and entry is free. For the full programme of summer events at Haslemere Museum, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk.

On Monday, August 7, there will be an Early Birds session at the museum. It does not normally open on Mondays, but from 11am to 1pm it will welcome families with children who have a condition on the autism spectrum, so they can enjoy it free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.

Families can explore the galleries at their own pace in a calm and relaxed environment. There will also be the opportunity to handle special objects, and to stay for a picnic in the gardens afterwards.

Places are limited, so booking is essential.

For further details, email Kay Topping at education@haslemeremuseum.co.uk.