Half-term museum activities

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Portsmouth’S museums are offering a range of activities during half-term.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum is having an otter day on Tuesday.

The free event runs from 11am to 1.30pm and includes education on different species, crafts and a quiz.

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds is giving a free talk at the same venue on record-breaking birds in two, hour-long sessions at 11am and 2pm on Wednesday.

There are butterfly and bee-themed crafts at The Creation Station on Thursday.

Drop-in sessions for children of nursery age up to 12 years old will be held from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Tickets cost £3 and are available from reception on the day.

The Creation Station will also be at Southsea Castle on Tuesday to host a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for children aged two to 11.

Sessions run from 11am to 3.30pm and cost £5 per child and £3 per sibling.

Portsmouth Museum is hosting free creative sessions on Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm. Booking is recommended. Call (023) 9283 4744 for more information.

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