|Set your sights on People’s History Museum at February Half Termshout out for Banner Bingo and track down Museum Mystery Trail
|People’s History Museum (PHM) is asking visitors to do a double take when they visit the museum during February Half Term. Two fun filled exploits await families that will keep them on their toes requiring both imagination and the very best detective skills, so get set for Banner Bingo and Museum Mystery Trail at People’s History Museum.
Banner Bingo launches on Saturday 18 February with a set of brand new colourful bingo cards for the new 2023 Banner Exhibition. Your card is marked if you are a family that enjoys discovering exhibitions in an exciting and interactive way. There are 25 banners dotted around the two main galleries; some historic and some contemporary; some beautifully handcrafted and some carrying bold statements. Once you’ve located them then its ‘eyes down’ to see which of the images you can find from your bingo card. Be prepared for some unexpected surprises along the way including a sheep, an elephant and a snake! There are two versions depending on the challenge you are looking for; one for ages 7+ and one for ages 5+.
And when you’ve got a ‘full house’ it’s time for a full tummy with a visit to Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar where sustainable, ethical and delicious food is always on the menu, including a selection of healthy choices dedicated to younger visitors.
Museums are intriguing places and straight from the pages of new book Murder at the Museum things are about to get a little bit mysterious at PHM. Amateur detectives will be able to step into the shoes of Montgomery Bonbon, the alter ego of ten year old Bonnie Montgomery the self-declared world’s greatest super sleuth and character at the centre of Alasdair Beckett-King’s new novel. The free Museum Mystery Trail will take some super sleuthing investigation along with some sketching and puzzle solving. A free moustache bookmark awaits all mystery solvers at the end of their quest.
Families can collect their Banner Bingo cards and Museum Mystery Trail packs from the Info Desk when they arrive at People’s History Museum from Saturday 18 February. The Museum Mystery Trail is supported by Kids in Museums and is available until Sunday 26 February and Banner Bingo will continue throughout 2023. Both are free activities that form part of the Family Friendly experience at People’s History Museum.
People’s History Museum’s opening hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm, every day except Tuesday. Entry is free, with most visitors donating £10. To find out about visiting PHM, its full exhibitions and events programme visit phm.org.uk, and you can keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to receive PHM’s e-newsletter, or following the museum on social media on Twitter @PHMMcr, Facebook @PHMMcr, and Instagram @phmmcr.