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Monster Mash-Up

Frightfully fun activities for all the family this half-term with Boye the devil dog! Join in the Monsters' Ball and come in your scariest fancy dress for the chance to win a beast of a prize, tickets to this year's Palace Theatre pantomime and a family annual pass to the museum! All you need to do is take a selfie wearing your costume somewhere in the museum and post it to our facebook or twitter with the hashtag #monstermashup *


These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances every day (except Sunday) at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Devil Dog 

Join eminent monsterologist Dr Edvard Von Goosechaser for a thrilling investigation into claims that Prince Rupert's favourite pet Boye was actually a devil dog! Parliamentarians believed he could fly and sniff out traitors so come and meet the haunting hound yourself and decide whether he's just a dog or something significantly spookier!


Family Craft Activities

10am to 4pm every day

Monster In A Jar
21 to 25 October

Become a collector of magical creatures and create a monster to keep in your cabinet of curiosities.

Book of Beasts
26 to 29 October

Learn about the strange monsters that were part of the 17th century imagination. Create a book of your own magical beasts.

Monster Shadow Puppets
Every day

Littler ones can design and play with monster shadow puppets to scare their family!


*Entrants for the Monsters' Ball fancy dress competition and their guardian must have valid admission to the museum and it must be clear that the image has been taken in the building. The competition is not open to employees of Newark and Sherwood District Council and the judge’s decision is final.