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Monday, October 29, 2012
There are lots of activities for families throughout the half term holiday. Visitors can get up close to historic objects and meet costumed characters, who will tell you what it was like to live in Norfolk in times gone by.
Norwich Castle’s theme for the holiday is Dark Nights. Get your hands on some fascinating objects, find out about medieval knights, and discover how food was stored before freezers
At Strangers’ Hall, Norwich, on Wednesday and Saturdays, there’s a quirky treasure hunt with modern objects hidden around the museum.
Bring your camera to Strangers’ Hall on Wednesday, October 31, or Saturday, November 3, and the museum will supply the costumes so you can create your own costumed family portrait; book in advance on 01603 495897.
There’s Jitterbugs & Gas Masks at Time & Tide, in Yarmouth, on Tuesday, October 30, when visitors can meet the air raid warden, try on a gas mask, learn to jitterbug and get thrifty tips from a wartime housewife.
On Wednesday, October 31, visit the Victorian Kitchen at Elizabethan House, in Yarmouth, and find out what life was like before appliances made housework easier.
Then wander through The Rows for an evening (5-7pm) of Halloween at The Tolhouse! Meet the gaoler, ratcatcher and pirates, and hear their chilling tales on this night of skulduggery – admission is free.
There’s more Halloween Fun at Cromer Museum on Tuesday, October 30, with a creative workshop for younger visitors to make ghostly ghouls to scare their friends.
The question at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is are there ‘Witches in the Workhouse?’ Try your luck with games, get creative, and find out about rural folklore.
And, at the Ancient House in Thetford on Friday, November 2, you can meet Thetford’s famous revolutionary son, Thomas Paine. Try writing with a quill pen, handle real museum artefacts, and learn to cook 18th century recipes.