Event details

  • Sat 20 October 2018 to Sun 28 October 2018
  • All day
  • Free Admission, Activities Priced Individually
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Entertain your little monsters this October half term with our Halloween activities. 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!* 
    Dates: Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October 2018 (Closed Mondays)
    Price: £5 trail/group
    Location: Pick up your trail from our Information Desks or ask a member of staff for details.

  • 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.
    Dates:
    Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October: 10.30am – 12.00pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm
    Friday 26th October: 10.30am – 12.00pm and 6.30pm – 8.00pm
    Saturday 27th October: 10.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: £4 per pumpkin or £3.50 if booked in advance from our Visitor Information Desk
    Location: Learning Lab, 1st Floor

Keeping checking back for further details to be announced soon!

*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.