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Get set for February half-term in Bath! There will be plenty to keep young visitors entertained at the Victoria Art Gallery, Roman Baths and Fashion Museum.

The Victoria Art Gallery’s popular Myths and Monsters exhibition runs until 27 February – a colourful, family-friendly show celebrating children’s book illustration, from Axel Scheffler’s Gruffalo to Chris Mould’s Iron Man. There’ll be a chance for kids to make their own monster mask or headdress at special craft sessions taking place within the exhibition space.

At the Roman Baths, children will be able to create a Roman-style bookmark or bookplate to take home, while the Fashion Museum will host a funky sneaker design workshop inspired by the Shoephoria! display.  

All activities are free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card or relevant ID*. Suitable for children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Myths and Monsters
Victoria Art Gallery
Until 27 February

Your last chance to visit the family-friendly Myths and Monsters exhibition, which celebrates children’s book illustrations, with much-loved characters such as the Gruffalo, the Iron Man, the Little Ogre and even monsters in underpants! You’ll also come face-to-face with several larger-than-life 3D exhibits. Alongside the exhibition, families can search for monsters on a free immersive trail around Bath. Find the Myths and Monsters posters around the city centre and point your phone at them to reveal a variety of monsters.

Monster Mask
Victoria Art Gallery
22 to 25 February, 11am-1pm
Free with exhibition ticket

Explore the Myths and Monsters exhibition and turn yourself into a monster by making a mask or headdress.

Ex Libris
The Roman Baths
21–25 February, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Included in admission price

‘Ex libris’ is Latin for a bookplate inscribed to show the book’s owner. Create your own bookmark or bookplate using our special Roman stamps.

Sneakers Sneak Peek
Fashion Museum
22 February, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm
Free drop-in activity in the Assembly Rooms. Tickets required for the Fashion Museum.

Get inspired by the Shoephoria! display of 350 pairs of shoes and boots, and make a funky sneaker design using card, paper and embellishments.

For admission to the Myths and Monsters exhibition, the Roman Baths or the Fashion Museum, book online in advance to avoid disappointment. Local residents can book free tickets online.

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