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Ghostly goings on at Maidstone Museum

Come along to Maidstone Museum this October for some Halloween fun.

On Thursday 29 October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, up to six over 18s in a group can try out the ghostly escape room tours.

Groups will be guided around an apparently normal tour of the museum’s galleries. However, the Grey Lady haunts the premises and other things lurk in the dark! Each group must complete a series of puzzles in order to escape from the museum. Tickets are £12 each, with an Ectoplasm cocktail included, or a soft drink alternative.

During the October half term school holidays, bring the children to make some Halloween-themed decorations to spook up your home!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am to 3.30pm from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October. The museum is observing social distancing rules and will have one family per table, so you may be asked to queue for a short time until space is available. All resources are cleaned between use. Please allow 20 minutes to complete the activity. Tickets are £2 per child and correct cash will be required.

Victoria Barlow, Maidstone Museum Director said:

“Come along and enjoy our socially distanced, safe museum. Whether you want to try out one of our spooky events or if you would just prefer to have a look around at our incredible collections in peace and quiet, we would love to see you.

“We even have a new mini exhibition in the museum’s reception. One case holds ‘Lost Sounds of Rural England’ from the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London as part of its Object in Focus loans programme. Object in Focus gives access to the Horniman’s collections by offering objects on short term loan.

“The other case holds items from our collections including a lovely agricultural labourer’s smock and some pretty creepy looking Kentish hooden horses! This local tradition uses a wooden hobby horse mounted on a pole, carried around by an operator hidden under a sackcloth.”

All events are subject to change or cancellation in line with government guidelines.

For more information on any of the events or exhibitions at the Museum, please visit: https://museum.maidstone.gov.uk.


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