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Talking Objects

12 November 2011 - 25 February 2012, Gallery 4 Free No need to book Suitable for all ages

Have you ever wondered where some of the objects in the museum came from and how they got here? What happened to them before they came to the museum? This new exhibition puts the spotlight on the objects and lets them do the talking as they recount their strange stories.

Until 3 December 2011, Large Art Gallery

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Ongoing, Large Art Gallery Free No need to book Suitable for all ages

Paintings and artefacts from the museum’s collection, including artists such as Henry Woods and Sir Luke Fildes. Contemporary artists are invited to display their responses.

Priestley College Display

5 November 2011 - 28 January 2012, Mezzanine Gallery Free No need to book

An exhibition of artwork produced by students at Priestley College.

Free No need to book Suitable for all ages

A new series of talks and craft activities at the museum. Each Saturday there will either be a talk or tour from 2pm or a craft activity for kids in the WREN gallery from 2pm-3pm. 12 Nov Talking Objects 2011 Exhibition tour at 2pm 19 Nov Make a dragon mask 26 Nov Draw an animal

3 Dec

Free No need to book

Extended by popular demand, this exhibition collects together some of the best emerging street and underground art from the likes of Ben Eine, D*Face and Herakut as well as other works inspired by urban culture including photographs and paintings from Cheryl Dunn and How & Nosm.

Saturday Spotlights

Victorian quilling Talk and craft at 2pm

10 Dec Make a rockin’ Rudolph decoration 17 Dec Make a Christmas tree decoration

7 Jan Talking Objects 2012 Exhibition tour at 2pm

Events The Ghost Spectacular! Friday 9 December 2011

Free Booking 01925 442399 Age 10+

Dare you attend our ghostly spectacular? Join storyteller Rhona Barber for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories at the museum, believed by many to be haunted! There are two story-telling sessions, one at 5pm and one at 6pm. There are limited numbers for this event: please call 01925 442399 to book your free place.

14 Jan Make a dinosaur finger puppet 21 Jan Draw an object 28 Jan Make a winter animal mask

4 Feb

Meet a Victorian curator Museum tour at 2pm

11 Feb Make a Valentine’s card 18 Feb Egyptian necklace craft 25 Feb Draw an object

Egyptian craft activities February 2012

Free No need to book Suitable for all ages 3-12 Tues 14

10am-3pm

Thurs 16

10am-3pm

Make an Egyptian wig! Make a canopic jar!


More to see... How to There’s loads to see and do in the museum. The beautifully restored Window on the World gallery has been reopened and you can marvel at the three thousand year old Egyptian coffin of priest Paikhmennu, as well as items from our award-winning Mr Smithies and the Lost Tombs of Peru exhibition.

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There’s also the new Window on Warrington galleries, which tell the unique story of how our town has developed through the centuries. New exhibits include a tribute to the Charge of the Light Brigade heroes and the history of the Tayleur ship, Warrington’s Titanic. Elsewhere, don’t forget to visit the restored and enhanced Fish Gallery and also the new WREN Gallery for Contemporary Art and Crafts, a much-needed space to showcase the work of local artists.

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays Closed 25-27 December 2011 & 1-3 January 2012

Admission Free

Disabled parking available on Museum Street Passenger/platform lift available to all floors Leaflet available in other formats on request Warrington Museum & Art Gallery Museum Street, Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1JB 01925 442733 museum@warrington.gov.uk warrington.gov.uk/museum Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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2011-12 at Warrington Museum