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Go batty at the National Slate Museum this Hallowe'en


Half term events at the National Slate Museum Llanberis this half term!

26 - 31 October  2009

If you're looking for some fun family activities to keep young monsters busy this half term and Halloween, then the National Slate Museum Llanberis is the place to visit.

From 26 - 31 October  there will be lots of spooktastic events in the run up to Hallowe-en. Children can have a go at the BAT TRAIL - a ‘count the bats trail' that runs through the museum, and all those who find the bats will get a prize! From October 29 -31, there will be creepy craft making between 12pm - 4pm each day; on October 30 there will be an opportunity to make Bat Boxes with the Natur Trust and on October 31 the owls from the North Wales Bird Trust will be calling by!


"Some people find the look of the actual building of the National Slate Museum quite spooky so it lends itself well to this time of year and this type of activity' said Julie Williams, Marketing Officer at the museum. " The bat trail is great because it  gets children and families working together and  looking through the different rooms and perhaps seeing things they wouldn't normally see, as well as having a bit of fun.'


Also on 29 October, between 1pm and 3pm, there will be a talk in the museum's pattern loft with Curator Cadi Iolen, who will be showing the ‘behind the scenes' work involved in preserving the museum's wooden pattern collections.

All events are between 12pm and 4pm  and admission is FREE but there is a charge of £1 for the Hallowe'en craft workshops.

Entry to all Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales sites is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.  Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales operates seven museums across Wales - National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.  

For more press information and photographs please contact Julie Williams on 01286 873707 : e-mail: