Its good news for parents and other carers this half term, as two of our museums will be on hand to help entertain the kids. For the first time ever, the Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street has shortened its winter closing period and will reopen on Wednesday 3 February, in good time for half term which starts on Monday 15 February.
From 3 February, the museum will be open between 11am and 2pm, Wednesday to Friday, until normal opening hours resume at Easter. During half term, there will be special screenings of the museum’s award-winning interactive film, Breaking the Frame, on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February at 12 noon.
The film takes a fun and educational look at the Luddite movement, encouraging viewers to relate the frame-breakers’ activities to modern-day crimes such as gang-related violence and vandalism.
Steam or diesel trains will run on the weekends of 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, with services departing at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The café and other attractions at the site will also be open for visitors to enjoy.