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May 2019

Marvellous May Trail

9 May @ 10:00 am - 31 May @ 5:00 pm

Get into the spirit of spring with our Marvellous May Trail! Search the Museum to find hidden clues and see if you can win a treat. Trails £1 per child There is plenty on offer for children and families at the Museum, ensuring each visit is a fun and enjoyable day out full of adventure and exploration. As the seasons and the Museum exhibitions change there is always something new to discover about life at Abbey Farm and the museum collections.…

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Hunt for the Were Rabbit

23 May @ 10:00 am - 1 July @ 4:30 pm

As part of 'Get inspired at Montacute House' head out into the garden to help Gromit find his old friend before it's too late. Montacute House was re-imagined by Aardman as Tottington Hall in the Wallace & Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.  Now it seems as though the Were-Rabbit may make an appearance at Montacute - unless Gromit can save the day. You can pick up a trail in reception and then follow Gromit around the garden searching…

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Tottington Hall comes to Montacute House

23 May @ 11:00 am - 1 November @ 4:00 pm

Aardman took inspiration from Montacute House and re-imagined it as Tottington Hall, which features in the award-winning Wallace & Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Members of Aardman's artisitc design team visited Montacute House whilst they were in pre-production for the film. During these visits many pictures and measurements were taken of the house interior, as well as panoramic views of the parkland.  These became the basis of the film's setting, Tottington Hall. Aardman is celebrating the 30th anniversary…

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Summer Open Evening

24 May @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
glastonbury abbey, Magdalene Street
Glastonbury, BA6 9EL
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To celebrate the coming Summer and extended opening hours we invite you to explore the abbey free of charge from 6pm whilst also enjoying live music, markets and refreshments. This year we welcome the reggae grooves of Captain Accident & The Disasters and the folk / roots of Alex Roberts Music to the main stage. The Avalonian Free State Choir will be performing in the Lady Chapel, there will be an open mic tent and Glastonbury Fringe will once again…

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Wildflower Wander Family Trail

25 May @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 4:30 pm
Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Taunton TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Create a daisy chain of wildflowers on this springtime family trail this half term. Wander through the gardens and discover the beautiful wildflowers in bloom this month, drawing each flower you find on your trail sheet to fill in all the gaps and complete your daisy chain. Normal admission applies.

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Half term at Haynes

25 May @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 3:30 pm
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford
Yeovil, BA22 7LH
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Saturday 25 May, 10:00 – 12:00 - Lift the Bonnets! Follow the signs within our Museum to get up close to a selection of cars with our Collections team in some of our main exhibition areas. Lift the bonnets, look inside and talk with our team. Saturday 25 May, 13:00 – 15:30 - Family Focus Head to our Memory Lane exhibit to discover how an engine works and get closer to hidden gems not usually on show to the public!…

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Paint a hand-cut springtime wooden decoration

25 May @ 11:00 am - 2 June @ 4:00 pm

A fun art activity for all the family with a selection of springtime-themed wooden decorations for you to choose from. Choose from a variety of wooden shapes and decorate it as you please! Decorations are all hand-cut in the master woodcarver's studio from solid lime and tulip wood. Call in at reception for a map and directions to the woodcarver's workshop. The activity runs on a drop-in basis throughout the day.  

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A Castle at War

25 May @ 11:00 am - 2 June @ 4:00 pm
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A Castle at War: Medieval knight school 25-27 May Seize the chance to be trained as knights by St. George himself and march in full medieval regalia. Mount a hobby horse to join the joust and play a heraldry based game of twister. English Civil War 28-30 May Learn more about this turbulent period in British History, perfect your Pike Drill and learn how to fire a cannon. Second World War 31 May-2 June Be put through paces with this…

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Herb identification – family activity

27 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
glastonbury abbey, Magdalene Street
Glastonbury, BA6 9EL
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Herb Identification - family activity. You may know what herbs look like, but what about by smell alone? Come along and see how many you can identify. Normal admission applies We also have an outdoor café which is open daily across the lunchtime period as well as available for morning coffee or afternoon tea. www.glastonburyabbey.com

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Donkey Day

28 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for Donkey Day and meet our friendly visiting donkeys. The donkeys are visiting from Mike’s Donkeys and will be here for the whole day. You can get to know the donkeys and give them a pet! There’ll also be time to get creative and make your own donkey crafts and who will be able to spot all of the cuddly donkeys hidden around the Museum in our Donkey Trail?  

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