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Relic trails and 3D craft - Easter fun for families this weekend

Drop into the Fitzwilliam this Easter weekend and discover a range of free activities on offer for families. Visitors with children can pick up a free Relic Trail from the information desks from Saturday 3 April, and embark on an object-hunting challenge around the Fitzwilliam, based on the CBBC series Relic: Guardians of the Museum.

This trail - part of the Museum's involvement in A History of the World - poses a number of puzzles that young visitors can crack to find historic items around the Museum, from clocks and coffins to tiny coins, leading them though spaces such as the Museum's armoury and the ancient Egyptian collection. Challengers who complete the trail will receive their own certificate signed by Relic: Guardians of the Museum's own museum guide, ‘Agatha'.

Families visiting on Saturday 3 April can enjoy the Museum's Family First Saturdays free drop-in sessions (14.00-16.00), where visitors can pick up drawing materials, activities and trails to use in the Museum. Led by members of the Fitzwilliam's Education team, Saturday's session will be based around the new 2010 Sculpture Promenade outside the Museum, where children can get inspiration from the fourteen sculptures on display and make their own 3D work to take home.

Remember, for families visiting at any other time, the Museum's free FitzKits activity boxes are available free from the information desks all year round.

Please note our Easter opening hours:

Friday 2 April (Good Friday): CLOSED Saturday 3 April: open 10.00-17.00 Sunday 4 April: open 12.00-17.00 Monday 5 April: open 12.00-17.00

1 April 2010

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