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Half-term fun at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Youngsters are being invited to take part in a number of half-term activities at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in Lichfield.

On October 28, visitors will be able to get ready for Halloween with a spooky mask making workshop. From 12 noon to 3pm, award-winning resident artist Carole Collier will be leading the creative fun in the atmospheric Birth Room. Anyone can join the drop-in session, which costs £2 per participant. The price includes all materials.

Youngsters trying out the costumes during Heritage Weekend. Pic: Robert Yardley

Youngsters trying out the costumes during Heritage Weekend. Pic: Robert Yardley

There is also a family fancy dress event taking place from October 24 to November 1, where visitors can travel back to the time of Samuel Johnson with fun and colourful costumes from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

Joanne Wilson, Museums and Heritage Officer for Lichfield City Council, said:

“We may have celebrated Johnson’s 300th Birthday in style in September but the fun certainly doesn’t end there! Half-term at the Johnson Birthplace will be an exciting week, and we look forward to the return of our craft workshops and the wonderful costumes, which were a huge hit over Heritage Weekend.”

Children under 16 attending the craft workshops must be accompanied by an adult. The Birthplace Museum’s winter opening hours are 11:00am to 3.30pm every day (last admissions 3pm). Regular entry and the costume activities are free of charge.

For more information, visit www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk or call 01543 264972.

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