Travel back in time to celebrate a ‘Very Victorian Easter’ at Bradford Council-run museums and galleries over the upcoming school holidays.

Many of the Easter traditions that are enjoyed today, began during the Victorian era, including Easter Egg Hunts, Easter greeting cards, floral arrangements, and chocolate eggs.

Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place every day between Saturday 1 and Wednesday 12 April at Bolling Hall, Bradford Industrial Museum, Cartwright Hall, and Cliffe Castle. Visitors will be able to hunt for eggs hidden among the displays and exhibits inside the venues, as well as search for them throughout the grounds.

Children will be able to take part in craft sessions and learn about the art of decoupage and create their own traditional Easter cards and also make beautiful spring flowers to decorate their homes as the Victorians did.

The craft sessions will take place between 11am and 3pm at Bradford Industrial Museum on Sunday 1 April, Cliffe Castle Keighley on Tuesday 4 April, Cartwright Hall on Wednesday 5 April and at Bolling Hall on Wednesday 12 April.

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 out museums throughout the Easter School Holidays will enjoy learning and joining with these activities.”

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