Dust down your costumes, grab your broomstick and head over to Chelmsford Museum for ‘Hocus Pocus’.
Running in the half-term holiday, from Monday 22 October until Friday 26 October, ‘Hocus Pocus’ will explore the myths about witches, separate fact from fiction and discover if there were really witches in Chelmsford.
Councillor Susan Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Museums, Chelmsford City Council, says: “Chelmsford Museum will be offering families a very different Halloween experience. Instead of experiencing the fright of ‘bumps in the night’, Hocus Pocus will give visitors a fascinating insight into the history, myths and legends surrounding Halloween.”
The interactive exhibition will explore how witches became associated with Halloween, how so-called witches were identified and the origins of Halloween itself. There will also be some great books available to read and enjoy, from Harry Potter to Macbeth and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Hocus Pocus will take place in Chelmsford Museum’s Wells Pertwee Room and will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Entry is free.
The Museum will be hosting a relaxed opening of the exhibition on Saturday 27 October, 10am to 12 noon. The exhibition will be specifically aimed at those on the autistic spectrum and their families and will be adapted for those who prefer a quieter, less busy environment , and remove any objects that may cause distress. There are limited spaces available for this event, so please book in advance on 01245 605700.