Calling Congleton Centurions: 'Rome' around Congleton Museum this half term

By Evie Payne

19th Feb 2024 | Local News

Congleton Museum is hosting half term fun for the family this week. Image credit: Google Maps.
Congleton Museum is hosting half term fun for the family this week. Image credit: Google Maps.

This half term, Congleton Museum is transporting kids - big and small - back to Ancient Rome.

The team shared: "Calling all Centurions! Transport yourself back to Ancient Rome during February half-term at Congleton Museum.

"You can expect arts and crafts, REAL Roman soldiers, explore what life was like in Roman Cheshire 2,000 years ago and so much more! There will be lots of interactive activities to take part in."

With a different activity on each day from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 February, there will be fun Roman themed activities available for the entire family. 

On the schedule is: 

Tuesday 20 February: Roman archaeology handling session

Wednesday 21 February: Paint your own wooden sword or shield - a charge of £3 applies to cover the cost of materials for this workshop. All others are free.

Thursday 22 February: Centurions ROME'in around the museum, meet real Roman soldiers

Friday 23 February: Write your name in Roman numerals and dress-up activities

Saturday 24 February: All Roads Lead to Rome, interactive session about Roman life with object handling

Sunday 25 February at 2pm: Hidden Treasure, a talk on the Roman Hoards in Congleton Museum

Learn about Rome this week at Congleton Museum. Image credit: Congleton Museum.

All activities will take place upstairs in the museum and are on all day, last admission is 3.45pm. On Thursday 22 February, the Romans will ROME around the museum all day.

Admission to the museum is free and can be found at:

Market Square

Congleton

CW12 1ET

The museum is open from 10:30am until 4:15pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12pm to 4:15pm on Sundays.

     

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