MAA’s Gala Weekend

Gala Weekend

Help us celebrate being a finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013, by coming to the MAA’s Gala Weekend.

There will be 3 days of drop-in activities, tours, and demonstrations across the first May Bank Holiday weekend – 4th-6th May, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

It’s our 100th year in our Downing Site home, so keep your eye out for some Edwardian archaeologists and anthropologists on the day.

We’ve organised a range of family friendly activities, come and try something new:

  • Have a go on the full-size replica catapult in the courtyard
  • Dress up and get your photo take in the Edwardian photo booth
  • Watch a demonstration of prehistoric butchery using stone tool
  • Decorate the Museum by making bunting with us
  • Explore the Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Learn more about local history on expert-led tours

So bring your friends and family, get involved and have some bank holiday fun!

Making festive headgear and necklaces at the craft tables. Photo by James Linsell-Clark / Martin Bond

Making festive headgear and necklaces at the craft tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by James Linsell-Clark / Martin Bond

Firing the catapult in the courtyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by James Linsell-Clark / Martin Bond

Examining animal pelts and prehistoric butchery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by James Linsell-Clark / Martin Bond

Having fun at the Edwardian photo booth

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