3 ‘out of this world’ reasons to visit Tolson Museum this October Half-term

The spooks of Halloween meet the forces of science fiction at Tolson Museum, Huddersfield, this October half-term.

The museum is combining activities and crafts to celebrate Halloween with events as part of the Sci-Fest Yorkshire 2015 and to reflect their new exhibition of sci-fi collectables.

1. Storytelling and crafts

On Wednesday, 28 October, acclaimed actress and storyteller Ursula Holden Gill will be telling the tale of the ‘Monster in the Rubbish Tip’ based on ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. In two sessions, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, youngsters can listen to the story and then be inspired to make their own Iron Man using recycled materials. The cost per session is £1 per child. You are encouraged to bring along some recyclable materials to get creative with.

Then on Saturday, 31 October,  your children can make scary decorations to take home and a ‘trick or treat’ bag at a drop-in session from 12 noon to 3pm. The activity cost £1 per child.

2. Fancy dress trails

Why not come and discover the specially themed sci-fi trail around the museum? On Sunday, 1 November come dressed as your favourite Sci-Fi character or dress for Halloween and take part in a free fun trail around the museum. The trail will run between 12 noon and 4pm.

Throughout half-term week (Sunday 25 October-Sunday 1 November) the museum’s cafe will have a Hallowe’en theme and there will be the chance for you to win a bag of goodies by trying the museum’s spooky alien trail.

3. Cosmic collectables

Are you a Trekkie, a Whovian or a Wannabe Jedi? Are you a fan of the classic oldie War of the Worlds or are you spaced out by the latest blockbuster Interstellar? Whichever army of fans you belong to, join forces and come see the galactic Sci-Fi collectables.

The display is part of Sci-Fest Yorkshire 2015 which aims to showcase the appeal and excitement of science fiction. The festival has been organised by Kirklees Museums and Galleries, Kirklees Libraries and the University of Huddersfield.

More info

You can find out more by calling Tolson Museum on  01484 223240.


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