Make the most of October half-term at Museums Week 2022!

Looking for activities for October half-term? Look no further! From the 22nd to the 30th of October 2022, museums and venues across Bath and North East Somerset will host an exciting program of activities and events for Museums Week 2022.

Museums Week is all about celebrating the unique collections and activities available in the local area. Many of the events on offer are free for local families with a Discovery card, so don’t miss out on everything the week has to offer!

Highlights of the week include:

  • Explore the Roman Baths by torchlight, celebrate the Festival of Lights and make a mini light.
  • Go ‘Catwalk Crazy’ and create your own life-sized fashion designs at the Fashion Museum.
  • Make a marvellous mask inspired by artworks at the Victoria Art Gallery.
  • Visit Bath Record Office to see the A Hundred Years of Homes in Bath exhibition and make a housing-themed collage.
  • Meet Medieval monks at Bath Abbey, and find out about their skills including illustrating books in the ‘Scriptorium’, spinning and weaving, and concocting herbal medicine.
  • Learn about famous astronomers William and Caroline Herschel at the Amazing Space Discoveries planetarium show at Bath Central Library.
  • Become a trainee detective on a discovery trail around Beckford’s Tower and create a memento to take home
  • See the city’s gold, silver and civic regalia at the Mayor’s Parlour.
  • Enjoy open days and vintage train rides at Midsomer Norton South Station, part of the original Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.
  • Make spooky Halloween origami decorations at the Museum of East Asian Art: ghosts, pumpkins, bats, witches and more!
  • Admire the fine porcelain at No.1 Royal Crescent and decorate your own Georgian-style plate.

There’s plenty for adults to do as well, such as talks, tours, and exhibitions!

To find out more, please visit the Museums Week website! Dates and times may vary and some events require booking in advance.