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Magnificent Minerals and Fossil Fun for families at Worcester City Museum!

Earth Heritage Trust and Museums Worcestershire are working together with Eek Batik this half term to deliver a four-day Rock & Fossil Roadshow of family fun for the BIG DRAW at Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery.

Thanks to funding from ‘Grants for the Arts’ and ‘The Heritage Lottery Fund’, families can enjoy four days of free drop-in activities from Tuesday 29th October to Friday 1st November.  The sessions will run from 11am to 4pm each day.

Minerals make brilliant building stones! Come along and find out what makes a good stone for building, marvel at the magical colours of minerals under a special microscope and find out how you can tell all this from a very thin slice of rock. Touch rocks, minerals and fossils to discover how they were made. Make a fossil reincarnation, an imprint in clay or dig up a treasure to take home.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, work in charcoal to draw fossils from the museum collection, create an erupting volcano and make a badge to take home.

On Thursday and Friday– help Eek Batik create a giant geology banner by painting in wax and dye. Make a small batik to take home or turn it into a unique badge and draw the minerals that make rocks!

Come on down, it will be lots of fun for all the family!

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT.

www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

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