Grandparents weekend at The Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery
|Starts:||1 Oct 2011|
|Ends:||2 Oct 2011|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|How much:||Drop-in, free|
The Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery are keen to open their doors to all the grandparents of Manchester and beyond. All three venues have lots of fun, free activities which you can do with your grandchildren. All our family activities are open to everyone, but over the weekend of 1-2 October for Grandparents Day there are even more activities to welcome grandparents.
The Manchester Museum
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Oct: Unearthed: Ancient Egypt & BBC Planet Dinosur Tour
Bring your grandchildren along to our Unearthed: Ancient Egypt exhibition, where you can journey back to the 1920s to our Egyptologist’s storeroom for some archaeological training and help our Egyptologist (played on film by Horrible Histories’ Terry Deary) investigate his finds. Or build large-scale reproductions of Spinosaurus, the largest ever known land predator, as we’re being visited by the BBC Planet Dinosaur Tour.
Sat 1 Oct, 11.30am: Family Friendly Film Club
Screening of short films about grandparents, including Diary of a Spider and Grandma Beijing.
We also have taster sessions for grandparents on Wed 28 Sep and Wed 5 Oct, 3-4pm, where you can have a cup of tea, see Museum objects and find out about our latest projects. Drop-in, free
Whitworth Art Gallery
Sun 2 Oct, 1.30-3.30pm: Shadow Play – Grandparents Day
Bring along your Grandparents for a fun afternoon of shadow play and create your own puppet to take home.
Drop in, free
Manchester Art Gallery
Sat 1 Oct, 1- 3pm: Family art club – Grandparents Day Special
Rebel, rebel! You're never too old to reveal your rebellious streak. Break the rules and make art with your grandchildren in our hands on art workshop. Make a badge and protest sign to take home.
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