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Cliffe Castle to host A Very Victorian Easter

Keighley's Cliffe Castle museum is taking visitors back in time this Easter by celebrating some of the traditions that began in Victorian times.

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter greeting cards, floral arrangements and chocolate eggs all became part of this time of year back in the Victorian era.

Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place every day between Saturday 1st and Wednesday 12th April at Cliffe Castle. Visitors will be able to hunt for eggs hidden among the displays and exhibit inside the venues, as well as search for them throughout the grounds.

Children will be able take part in a craft session on Tuesday 4th April to learn about the art of decoupage and create their own traditional Easter card - and also make beautiful spring flowers to decorate their home like the Victorians did.

The Easter Bunny will also be hopping by throughout the day to wish people a very 'Hoppy Easter', come and say hello and grab a selfie. Fancy dress and Easter Bonnet wearing is encouraged at the events.  

James Steward, Bradford Council’s Museums and Galleries Manager, said: “The Victorians egg-celled at festivities and celebrations starting many of the elements of Easter traditions that we still recognise today.

"We hope that those visiting our museums throughout the Easter School Holidays will enjoy learning and joining with these activities.”


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