Event details

  • Fri 26 October 2018
  • 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Free Admission
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Don’t miss our spooktacular fundraiser event!

Join us for a unique event that will see The Beaney become a Haunted House for one day and night only.
Your little ones will love our range of activities from the ghost hunt trail to pumpkin carving.
Plus with our Black Cauldron Bar serving Halloween cocktails, mocktails and more, it’s perfect for mums and dads too.

Frightening Family Fun includes;

Ghost hunt trail
Calling all detective agents! We need your help to solve the mystery case of Edith Miller who mysteriously vanished in 1904.
Strange things have started happening around the galleries. Objects seem to be moving and staff have reported seeing a ghostly figure. Can you follow the clues and help solve the mystery?
Plus, get the answers right to be in with a chance to WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!*
To pick up your trail, visit any of our Information Desks or ask a member of staff for details.
Price: £5 per trail/group

Pumpkin carving
Carve your own pumpkin, whilst learning about the ancient holiday of *Samhain (Summer’s End) and how peoples beliefs and traditions have influenced our ideas of Halloween over time.
You can also investigate some uniquely spooky artefacts from the museum collection in our horrifying Halloween Handling Sessions!
Limited spaces available. Either drop in or book in advance from our Visitor Information Desk. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Times: Sessions will run 10.30am – 12.00pm and 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Location: Learning Lab, 1st Floor.
Price: £4 per pumpkin or £3.50 if booked in advance

Prizes for spookiest fancy dress
Dress to impress in your spookiest fancy dress and receive Halloween sweets and treats.

The Black Cauldron Bar
Enjoy our Black Cauldron Bar, serving an array of drinks from wine and beers, to gin and rum, to Halloween cocktails, mocktails and more!

Halloween Cafe Special Menu
Plus don’t miss our delicious menu of nachos, hot dogs, chilli dogs, popcorn and more.

Spooky Story Time
At 4pm the Library will be hosting a free spooky story time session for little ones.

Admission is free. Fundraising proceeds from activities will go towards supporting Canterbury Museums and Galleries extensive special exhibitions, lifelong learning and community engagement programmes.

Part of the Museum’s at Night UK-wide festival.

*Terms and conditions apply. Competition opens 20 October and closes 28 October 2018. All eligible entries must include name and either a contact email address or phone number. Only one entry per person. All valid and correctly completed entries received by the closing date will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 31 October 2018. The first correct entry drawn at random will be the winner. The winner will be notified via email or phone on 31 October 2018. The prize for the winner is a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and a Canterbury Museums and Galleries annual family membership valid for 12 months. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of notification being sent. Contact details will only be used for the purposes of this competition unless you agree to join our mailing list, through which you will receive information on upcoming exhibitions, events, workshops, projects and news. Personal details will not be shared with any third party. The winner’s name will be published on our website and social media channels and may appear in press releases relating to this programme. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. For our competition privacy notice click here.