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Visit Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at night

 in Shrewsbury Children’s activities, movie night, “historic snacks” and ghost tours on Friday the 13th May 2011

Are there any ghosts at Rowley’s House? Do the Romans wake up when the sun goes down? Do extinct animals come alive in the dark? Come and find out when Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery opens its doors at night!

On Friday the 13th May the museum invites brave explorers of all ages to a late night adventure. Visitors will discover mystical creatures along a night trail; children will have the opportunity to make Roman jewellery, try out prehistoric tools and join craft activities until 8pm. Ghost tours will be run at 9:30pm and 11pm.

Additionally, the museum will show the Hollywood movie “Night at the Museum” (starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick van Dyke, Mickey Rooney and others) as part of its “Movies & Ghosts Special” – a package which will also include “historic snacks” and a ghost tour.

“Exploring the museum at night is a spooky experience which will give our visitors a unique experience in a unique environment!” says Tim Jenkins, Facility Manager of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

The museum will be open until midnight on Friday the 13th of May. Admission to the museum and most children’s activities are free. Charges apply for the “Movie & Ghosts Special” (£10 adults/ £5 students: Historic snacks, ghost tour, movie “Night at the Museum; 8pm – 11:30pm), ghost tours (£2.00 per Person, 9pm & 11pm) and face painting (£1.50).

Tickets are available at the Visitor Information Centre, Rowley’s House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QH, Tel.: 01743 / 281200

Tickets are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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