Easter family fun at Portsmouth museums

easter family fun at portsmouth museums

Portsmouth’s museums are offering a host of family fun during the Easter holidays with a range of special events for children to enjoy.

There’s a free Easter egg on offer for anyone completing one of Portsmouth Museum’s trails over the Easter Weekend [25-28 March]. Trails cost 50p each.

Youngsters can discover the secrets of Milton Locks Nature Reserve on Wednesday [30 March] 11am-3pm. A free drop-in session run by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust at Portsmouth Museum offers hands-on activities for 5-11 year-olds and their families.

Creation Station workshops bring art and craft activities to a variety of sites the following week. On Tuesday 5 April there will be a wildlife theme at Portsmouth Museum, the following day will see clown and circus inspired fun at Southsea Castle and on Thursday 7 April visitors can enjoy dinosaur inspired Jurassic art at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

The drop-in sessions are suitable for 2-11 year-olds and run from 11am-3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and it costs £3 per child or £1.75 with a Leisure Card. If sessions prove very popular visitors may have to wait to do the activities and as space is limited it may not be possible to accommodate everyone within the time allowed.

Eastney Beam Engine House will also be holding free open days this Saturday and Sunday [26 & 27 March] from 1pm – 5pm, where visitors can see and learn about a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps.

For more information on any events visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk or call 023 9282 6722.