Celebrating our Museum Bees

BUZZ BUZZ – Celebrating our Museum Bees at Market Hall Museum

This summer our museum bees are very busy and we are celebrating our buzzing residents with a family friendly activity day.

Visitors to the museum have been able to view the bees normally secretive world by observing their hard work and industry through the glass walled hive. The bees are still working hard for us to today flying from their historic viewing hive which, apart from cosmetic repair, is much the same as it was when first installed nearly 80 years ago.

Join us on Thursday 9th August (10am – 3pm) and be inspired by our insect fossils and working beehive to take part in our creepy-crawly family activities. Help the insects in your garden today by making a butterfly feeder and bug hotel plus make a bee puppet.  Join our beekeeper Mike Townsend to hear more about the museum’s busiest residents.

There will also be a paper museum trail and quiz  to take part in or you can do an online version on your phone.   No need to book just drop in, £2.50 per child.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

From 4pm – 6pm families can take part in the same activities as part of our ‘Relaxed Opening’ sessions. The museum is closed to the general public and will suit neuro diverse families who would benefit from a quieter museum experience. Tickets for these sessions are limited and must be reserved.