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Science and arty fun at museum

Posted onPosted on 22nd Sep

On Saturday, 1 October, Leeming Street will be the place to be as Mansfield Museum hosts its first Fun Palaces event, in collaboration with The Palace Theatre and the Old Library.

The free event will be full of fun activities for all ages from 10am to 2pm.

Fun Palaces is a national project tha tbegan in 2014. The organisation behind the project wants to encourage communities to come together for a day of free fun, using different skills to create something for everyone.

The science and art themed day allows people to have a go at a new craft, learn about science and be entertained by performances of others.

There will be dancing robots, tornados in bottles, a virtual trip to Mars and lots more provided by The Nottinghamshire volunteers of the British Science Association.

The Palace Theatre will be host to a spooky walking tour with a special appearance from a well-known ghost, while the Old Library will be putting on dance and music performances.

The museum will be hosting family games, Lego station and arts and craft ‘have a go’ activities. There will also be a mini zoo from White Post Farm, short films, local history lounge and a quiet space, plus the Palace bar will be open for tea, coffee and cake.

Coun David Smith, portfolio holder for cultural services, town and district centres, said: “We’re looking forward to get involved in the national project and hope as many people as possible take advantage of this free family day out.

“The activities are suitable for everyone and are a great opportunity to learn a new skill in science or art. We look forward to welcoming you along.”

For more information about the Fun Palaces project, visit