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Join us for a magical Monsters' Ball this half term

18 October 2017

Put on your scariest paws, claws and jaws for the chance to win a beast of a prize.

Put on your scariest paws, claws and jaws and come along to our marvellous Monsters' Ball this half term!

Horrible beasts and hideous ogres are invited to take part in a monstrous week-long fancy dress contest to celebrate the National Civil War Centre’s Halloween-inspired family activities.

Bring your ‘little horror’ along between Saturday 21st and Sunday 29th October for the chance to win a beast of a prize: a family annual pass for four to the museum and a family ticket for this year’s monster pantomime Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre.

To enter, take a selfie or a photo wearing your fiendishly fantastic costume around the museum and post it to our Twitter @civilwarcentre or Facebook @nationalcivilwarcentre using the hashtag #monstermashup. At the end of the week our in-house monsterologist Dr Edvard Von Goosechaser will choose the most ghoulish, ghastly and gruesome fancy dress as the winner as well as choosing a runner-up who will receive a family annual pass for four.

Throughout the holidays Dr Von Goosechaser will be conducting fascinating performance investigations into rumours that Prince Rupert’s dog Boye was in fact a devil dog! And, in our creepy craft sessions, you can become a collector of magical creatures by making a monster in a jar, learn about strange 17th century beasts to put in your own Book of Monsters and design some shadow puppets to scare the family!

Monster Mash-Up activities are free with standard admission and this half term sees the return of our hugely successful one-size-fits-all family discount where any group with a paying child will receive 20% off admission for the whole party!


Terms & Conditions

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.