Event details

  • Fri 25 October 2019 to Sat 26 October 2019
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Following on from the success of last year’s Halloween Museum fundraiser, this spooktacular event will see the entire Beaney site transformed into a haunted house between 10am – 5pm on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.  Visitors can enjoy pumpkin carving, potion making, Halloween themed refreshments and explore our spooky exhibits. Fancy dress is encouraged, with prizes for the spookiest outfits! Plus, find our brand new creepy display in The Front Room!

Entry is free with additional payable activities available.

Mother Crawe and the Crows’ Curse – Family Halloween Trail
Discover the story of ‘the witch’ Mother Crawe  at The Beaney this Halloween! Explore the museum with Mother Crawe’s feathered friends and help lift The Crows’ Curse. Plus, complete the trail successfully for your chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet!
£5 per trail. Grab yours from our Visitor Information Desk from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 3rd November (closed Monday 28th October).

Owl Display
As part of our spooktacular fundraiser on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October, visitors will have the chance to meet some of Mother Crawe’s mischievous feathered friends. You’ll get to see real live owls up-close and learn all about them (with some spooky facts!)Drop by our Explorers and Collectors Gallery between 11am and 3pm either day to catch a glimpse.
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Pumpkin Carving & Potion Making
This Halloween half term, you can catch us getting all kinds of creative in our Pumpkin Carving and Potion Making workshops!

Make your own spooky mixture while learning about potions, charms, and how ingredients were used in the past to create creepy concoctions! Plus, find out more about spooky Halloween Folktales and create your very own piece of veggie art (minus the messy clean-up for mum and dad).

Pumpkin Carving

Dates and Times:
Friday 25th October 10:15 – 11:00; 13:00 – 13:45; 15:00 – 15:35
Saturday 26th October 10:15 – 11:00; 13:00 – 13:45; 15:00 – 15:35
Sunday 27th October 11:15 – 12:00; 14:00 – 14:45

Cost: £5 per child, 1 free adult

Potion Making

Dates and Times:
Saturday 19th October 10:15 – 11:00; 13:00 – 13:45; 14:00 – 14:45
Sunday 20th October 10:15 – 11:00; 13:00 – 13:45; 14:00 – 14:45
Monday 21st October 10:15 – 11:00
Tuesday 22nd October 10:15 – 11:00
Wednesday 23rd October 10:15 – 11:00
Thursday 24th October 10:15 – 11:00
Friday 25th October 11:15 – 12:00; 14:00 – 14:45; 16:00 – 16:45
Saturday 26th October 11:15 – 12:00; 14:00 – 14:45; 16:00 – 16:45
Sunday 27th October 12:15 – 13:00; 15:00 – 15:45

Cost: £5 per child, 1 free adult

Become a member to receive 10% discount on our Halloween workshops!

Sessions are available to book via our Visitor Information Desk.