Easter online with Birmingham Museums

Explore the night sky and step back in time with Birmingham Museums.

Easter is just around the corner and parents desperate for things to keep their kids entertained will be thrilled to hear that Birmingham Museums has plenty to offer.

While visitor attractions currently remain closed, Birmingham Museums are inviting families of all ages to take a step back in time or zoom into space with a programme of activity designed to keep inquisitive minds entertained during the school holidays.

Highlights of the Easter holiday programme include online visits to two of Birmingham’s famous historic properties – Jacobean mansion Aston Hall and Tudor family home Blakesley Hall, an online Planetarium tour exploring the night sky plus free downloads of arts and craft activities to try at home.

Sarehole Mill’s Bakehouse will be open from 11am–4pm Wednesday to Sunday each week for delicious Easter treats, including tasty hot cross buns and mouth-watering dessert pizza topped with Nutella, marshmallows and chocolate eggs. Sarehole Mill’s Pizza in the Courtyard dining experience also reopens from Wednesday 14th April and outdoor table reservations are now open for bookings.

Katherine Bosworth, Learning and Engagement Manager at Birmingham Museums said: “While we’re waiting for our museums to open Birmingham Museums are still here to inspire inquisitive minds with online tours of Birmingham’s famous historic properties and out of this world adventures with our family friendly online Planetarium tour of constellations and planets. Our Easter programme activity has been created particularly with families and children in mind – we hope you will join us!”

Covid-19 continues to impact Birmingham Museums and the Easter holiday programme of activity adds to an already packed and varied programme in bringing the museums to audiences during the pandemic.

Other ways audiences can engage with Birmingham Museums online include a Digital Image Resource where thousands of images from the city’s collection are freely available to view, download and use creatively. A 3D virtual tour gives people the opportunity to visit the permanent galleries of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery online. Art lovers are able to open the doors to their own fantasy art galleries and exhibitions in the virtual online game, Occupy White Walls and there’s a packed online programme of fun, learning activities for families and schools including some amazing Kitchen Science videos to try at home.

Further details of Birmingham Museums’ Easter holiday activities can be found here.

To find out more about how to explore Birmingham Museums from home visit bringing museums home .