Ipswich Museum plays host to all creatures great and small with half term fun

Youngsters were able to hold a snake at Ipswich Museum. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Youngsters were able to hold a snake at Ipswich Museum. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Reptiles, insects and mammals from all around the world have all greeted visitors to the museum as part of the Museum’s half term programme.

Everyone got the chance to see a friendly tarantula. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Everyone got the chance to see a friendly tarantula. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Animals of all shapes and sizes have descended upon Ipswich Museum.

Snakes and tarantulas were just some of the creatures available for visitors to interact with.

Experts from the company Zoos 4 You were on hand to teach youngsters about the creepy crawlies on offer.

The animals are appearing at the museum for three days with each day focusing on a different area of the world.

A tarantula is shown to intrigued visitors. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A tarantula is shown to intrigued visitors. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Tuesday’s event theme was the Americas with Wednesday and Thursday taking on the Africa and Madagascar and Australia and Asia themes respectively.

Melanie Hollis, Collections and Learning Curator at Ipswich Museum said “It’s a very popular event.

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“We have done it for several years and it links the collections nicely with real-life animals.

“All of our tickets have sold out for today and tomorrow.”

The event has sold out its days in Ipswich this week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The event has sold out its days in Ipswich this week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

After finishing at Ipswich Museum on Thursday the show will be moving on to their partner museum, the Colchester Natural History Museum, on Friday.

Ipswich museum say the event has been popular every year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich museum say the event has been popular every year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Children got the chance to hold a tarantula. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children got the chance to hold a tarantula. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The event was a popular outing for youngsters and their families. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The event was a popular outing for youngsters and their families. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A tortoise being shown to the audience. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A tortoise being shown to the audience. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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