Go along to a spooky themed family workshop between Saturday 24th October and Sunday 1st November at Coalport China Museum and try making a creepy crawly from clay, or painting a monster on a ceramic money box. While over at Jackfield Tile Museum you can decorate ceramic tiles with colourful designs using the Victorian tube lining technique. The motifs can be as scary as your imagination allows, perhaps an ugly monster, ghostly apparition or a wicked witch or wizard. These fun and informal sessions will take place on Saturday, 24th October and again between Monday 26th and Saturday 31st October.
At Enginuity in Coalbrookdale you can join a drop-in Halloween themed workshop to design and make a ghost ship. Then see how wind power makes it race through the dark, treacherous waters of the pool of doom at the interactive design and technology centre. Everyone is invited to come dressed for the part in their most frightening pirate costume.
Coalport, Jackfield and Enginuity are open 10am to 5pm. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing unlimited entry into all ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums costs £27.95 per adult, £21.50 for seniors, £16.95 for children under 18, £68 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply); Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 10% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge.
On Halloween night itself, 31st October, dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky.
One of Shropshire’s biggest Halloween events, Ghostly Gaslight will keep all ages guessing what spooky encounter they might meet next – will it be the wicked wizard casting spells, the local carpenter seeking victims to nail in his coffin, ghostly apparitions in the cottages’ windows or zombies looking for brains.
This popular fun and safe family event takes place between 6pm and 9pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or from any of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums or the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Passports are not valid and dogs will not be allowed.
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