Halloween Horrors at the Westgate Museum

Press Release: 21/10/2009

Halloween Horrors at the Westgate Museum

Go along to the ancient Westgate Museum on Halloween for a spooky, spine-tingling storytelling session. On Saturday 31 October, Mike O’Leary will be recounting ghostly goings-on and bringing tales of horror to life.

The sessions at 4.30pm and 5.30pm are ideal for school aged children and their parents, but places are limited so pre-booking is essential. The event is free, but you need to book in advance by ringing the museum on 01962 869 864. All children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Each story telling session starts from outside, before heading up the stone steps to the upper chamber and then onto the roof.

Sher Kent, Winchester City Council’s Museums Service Manager, said: “Halloween Horrors in the Westgate is part of our year-round family events programme in the city’s museums. These story telling sessions are very popular and because of space we have to limit numbers to 15 children at each session. Please don’t be disappointed - book your place now! If you would like to get into the Halloween spirit, why not come dressed in your creepiest costumes?”

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture, Culture and Sport, added: “It is great to see the Westgate’s unique historic atmosphere being used to such good effect. This is the latest in an ever-expanding repertoire of enjoyable family events in our museums designed to introduce new audiences to the history of our district.”