Easter fun at the River & Rowing Museum!

Mar 16 2017

Goats, chicks and rabbits take over the River & Rowing Museum this Easter holidays..!

The Museum will be running a host of family friendly activities for all ages this Easter, including a daily Easter Egg Hunt around the galleries will run from 3rd to 21st April. Whether aged 2 or 92, visitors are invited to follow the trail around the Museum in Mill Meadows, Henley and collect their chocolate prize.

In addition to the daily Easter Egg Hunt, the Museum is holding a Family Fun Day and two creative workshops for children. On Wednesday 12th April visitors will be able to meet the amazing animals from Mill Cottage Farm Experience. Goats, rabbits and fluffy chicks will be frolicking outside in our Riverside Farmyard, whilst inside the museum families can get creative and enjoy Easter themed arts and craft activities in the galleries.

In the run up to the Easter weekend, the Museum is running two workshops for children. Legendary Longboats takes children on a quest with Norseman Noggin the Nog before they build their own Viking longboats to take home. For younger visitors, A Bottle for Bagpuss, will include both story time and craft time as children can make a ship in a bottle and a Bagpuss mascot to wear.

Included in the annual admission pass, families can also enjoy a visit to the current family friendly exhibition: ‘Clangers, Bagpuss & Co’. Featuring the original Bagpuss, Clangers and Ivor the Engine, this interactive exhibition offers visitors the chance to have a go at creating their own stop frame animation.

Easter Egg Hunt!
Daily, 3 – 21 April
Help! The naughty Easter bunnies have escaped, can you help us find them in the galleries? Follow our trail and claim a mini Easter Egg as your prize!
Free with admission

Legendary Longboats
Mon 10 April
10.30am – 12.30pm
Journey on a quest with Norseman Noggin the Nog and build your own Viking longboat!
7 – 11 yrs

A Bottle for Bagpuss
Tues 11 April
10.30am – 12.30pm
Make a ship in a bottle and a Bagpuss mascot to wear. Hear the story about Bagpuss and his adventures.
4 – 7 yrs

Farmyard Frolics!
Weds 12 April
10.30am – 4pm
Meet the amazing animals from Mill Cottage Farm Experience including goats, rabbits and chicks and get crafty in the Museum.
Free with admission.


For additional press information, interviews or photography please contact:
Catherine Yoxall, Head of Marketing: catherine.yoxall@rrm.co.uk 01491 415642
Claire Woods, Marketing Assistant: claire.woods@rrm.co.uk 01491 415623

Notes to Editors:
The River & Rowing Museum is one of the U.K’s leading regional museums. Situated in picturesque Henley-on-Thames, the museum has a permanent collection exploring the River Thames, the international sport of rowing, the town of Henley-on-Thames and the Wind in the Willows. In addition, the museum plays host to a number of visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, V&A Museum of Childhood and the Hayward Gallery, Southbank in London. The Museum is a registered educational charity, and welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year, including 20,000 children and adults who enjoy time in the purpose built learning centre. A registered charity, the Museum depends upon private donations, business sponsorship, grants from trust and foundations, admission charges and the support of our benefactors, donors and friends.

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