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Summer fun at Sandwell museums

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays – ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities.

The programme of activities has been drawn up by staff at Sandwell Museums Service at venues in Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Haden Hill and Great Barr.

Councillor Steve Trow, cabinet member for culture and core services, said: “Once again the staff have come up with wonderful activities to engage children during the summer holidays.

“There are so many things for people to see and get involved with, taking in some educational and heritage sessions, along with special events for knitters, digital games players and even a slice of cartoon madness.

“I would urge parents and guardians to check out what we have on offer and get along for a bit of fun at some of our marvellous venues across the borough.”

At Wednesbury Museum and Arts Gallery there is a Comic Book Fair and some fun and games from Ron Popple the popular local comedian.

Amongst the events at Oak House Museum there will be pirate-themed activities and the chance for families to get involved in the Printing Week sessions and print their own patterns.

And Bishop Asbury Cottage on Newton Road, Great Barr, the home of the first Methodist Bishop in the USA, there will be two open days.

At the Manor House Museum in Hall Green Road, West Bromwich there are guided tours of the 13th Century Great Hall and on Mondays and Fridays there are Days at the Beach events for kiddies to take long a bucket and spade and a picnic.

An exhibition of photographs of weddings at Haden Hill , a craft session and a RSPB Wildlife fun day will be held at Haden Hill House Museum, off Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, along with a Naughty Gnomes events  where youngsters can join the fun with magical mythical creatures.

Information on all the events is available at the Sandwell museums webpage.

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