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February half-term at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery
This February half-term, children can learn to play a Roman game, dress up as a Roman, make a fashion puppet, and create a crafty cat or a dancing figure at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums.
There are family-friendly activities running throughout the half-term week at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery.
Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “We hope that local families will enjoy all of the fun and creative activities on offer at our museums. There’s something happening every day during February half-term, and all activities are free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card.”
Togas and Tunics
The Roman Baths
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Discover how the Romans dressed and transform yourself by trying on a Roman toga. Grownups are welcome to dress up too!
Making Merry with Merels
The Roman Baths
Monday 17 to Friday 21 February, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Find out how to play the Roman board game of Merels, and make a Merels set to take home and play with family and friends.
Puppet People
Fashion Museum
Tuesday 18 February, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Admire the fashion dolls in the Museum’s Little and Large display, which were used to show off designers’ latest fashions. Make and dress little cardboard finger puppets using felt and collage materials.
Pattern Cat
Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday 19 February, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
There are some amazing cats in our Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre exhibition. Be inspired by these furry creatures and use special pens and tissue paper to create a feline friend.
Dazzling Dancers
Victoria Art Gallery
Friday 21 February, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Explore the show posters in our Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre exhibition, and then create dancing figures using paper, card and felt tips.
All activities included in the admission price (free for Discovery Card holders). Suitable for children aged 3+. Children cannot be left and must be accompanied by an adult.

Discovery Cards
Discovery Cards are simple to get and allow Bath & North East Somerset Council Tax payers to visit Council attractions for free and enjoy a range of discounts at other outlets, shops and cafés.
They are available to Bath & North East Somerset residents at no cost, from any of the following locations:
• Bath One Stop Shop
• The Fashion Museum
• The Roman Baths
• Victoria Art Gallery
• Keynsham Library & Information Service
• Midsomer Norton Library & Information Service
Applicants must bring proof of ID such as a passport or photocard driving licence, and proof of residence such as a recent Council Tax or utility bill. For information about Discovery Cards visithttp:// www.bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard.