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Paint or sculpt Easter chicks and bunnies at Coalport China Museum

By Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, 22 March 2018, 15:33PM

Go along to Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the Easter school holidays from 30th March to 15th April and join family workshops to paint or sculpt chicks and bunnies.

These are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s ‘Create Something New’ activities that are taking place across The Gorge over the Easter break.

Young artists can decorate a money box, fridge magnet or paper plate with baby animals using quick drying paint. In addition, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, you can also try your hand at sculpting with air-drying clay to make a nest with a baby chick or a young rabbit in a burrow. The daily sessions take place from 11am - 1pm and again between from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Afterwards explore the museum’s many galleries following an Easter themed family trail.

Clay modelling is £2 per creature, while the ceramic painting carries a charge of between £1 and £4 per item plus entry and paper activities are included in your admission fee. You can take your finished items home with you on the day.

One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coalport China Museum is open from 10am until 4pm; entrance is £9.95 adults, £8.95 60 plus and £6.50 children 5-16, under 5s free.

A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing multiple visits into all 10 museums costs £26.50 per adult, £20.50 for seniors, £16.50 for children (16 years or under), £70 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply); Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 5% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.

For further information, call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.