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February half-term fun at the Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery

Families are invited to enjoy a fun-packed week at the Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery this February half-term.

Learn about (and taste!) Roman food and make a marvellous mosaic from recycled leaflets at the Roman Baths, or visit the Gallery to make beautiful hanging butterflies and butterfly plant labels inspired by nature.

Kevin Guy, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “I hope families will enjoy all the creative activities on offer at the Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery during the half-term holidays. Local residents can visit our museums for free with a Discovery Card, which you can apply for via the Council website.”

All activities suitable for children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mosaic Madness
The Roman Baths
Monday 13 to Friday 17 February, 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Included in admission price (free for Discovery Card holders)

Explore some of the marvellous mosaics on display in the museum and create your own mosaic design at our family event. Use coloured paper pieces to frame a picture of the Great Bath cut from old Roman Baths leaflets.

Fantastic Feast
The Roman Baths
Wednesday 15 February, 6.30pm to 8.30pm – last entry 7.30pm
Book online (free for Discovery Card holders)

Explore the Roman Baths by torchlight and learn about Roman food. See cooking in action, have a small taste and look at objects in the collection that are all about food.

Visit the A Taste of the Ancient World YouTube channel to get a flavour of what you can expect on the night.

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail
The Roman Baths
Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February
Included in admission price (free for Discovery Card holders)

Go undercover and test your detective skills as part of the national Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. The trail celebrates the release of new children’s book Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum written by comedian Alasdair Beckett-King and illustrated by Claire Powell. Grab an activity sheet, solve puzzles and pick up a free moustache bookmark.

Butterfly Bright
Victoria Art Gallery
Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 February, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Free, drop-in session

Make beautiful hanging butterflies to decorate your home, or create a butterfly plant label and take home a pack of butterfly and bee-friendly flower seeds to plant.

Take inspiration from the Gallery’s free Jessica Palmer exhibition, which includes collages of meadows and plants around Bath, capturing the beauty of our natural surroundings.

This activity session is part of The Wild Escape, the Art Fund’s nationwide project uniting hundreds of museums, schools and families to find nature in museums.

For more information, please visit Roman Baths or Victoria Art Gallery

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