Events to mark English Tourism Week

Museum Lab discovery day. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

Museum Lab discovery day. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

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English Tourism Week runs all this week so here we round up some of the events taking place.

Brighton

Mr Booth’s Mini-Museum Explorers

Taking place on Friday (March 31) at the Booth Museum of Natural History, in Dyke Road, these sessions for two to five year olds include art activities, a museum expedition, a story and handling some museum objects.

Tickets cost £5, members £4, book in advance.

You can buy tickets by telephoning the events booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), in person at any of the venues or you can buy tickets online.

Open House at 2 Portland Place

Experience where Regency style meets 21st Century living with a visit to 2 Portland Place in Kemp Town.

This five-storey property has been lovingly refurbished and faithfully returned to its original splendour, while offering the ultimate in state of the art technology.

Open today (Tuesday) until Thursday (timings unknown).

Focus on Finds with Brighton And Hove Archaeological Society

Investigate your own local archaeological finds and those in the museum collection.

Join Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society in Museum Lab as they investigate archaeological finds in the museum collection and from across Brighton and Hove.

There are two sessions per day on Friday, March 31: 10-1pm and 2-4pm. Admission is free with Brighton Museum admission. Members and residents free. Suitable for all ages.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Metrodeco in Upper St. James Street, is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

All ages are welcome and, if you’re feeling brave, you can join the staff and turn up in fancy dress.

Tickets are £20 for adults and this includes entry into a raffle, a glass of punch, afternoon tea scones and sweet treats, as well as savouries and unlimited tea.

Children’s tickets are £7 and includes fruit punch, tea, and a little-person sized selection of savoury and sweet treats.

Expect games, great music and a lively atmosphere.

Call 01273 677 243 to purchase your tickets, or drop in and speak to a member of staff.

Chichester

A free guided walk through historic Chichester

Tours will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 29) and Thursday, March 30, at 6pm from the Bell Tower near the west door of the Cathedral in West Street. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes.

Ditchling

Goldsmiths workshop tour

Anton Pruden is the grandson of Dunstan Pruden who worked in The Guild of Joseph and St Dominic formed by Eric Gill.

In 1988 Anton Pruden and jewellery designer Rebecca Smith returned to Ditchling and set up their first workshop and gallery in South Street to continue the tradition.

Being able to see jewellery and silverware being made is a rare opportunity. It offers a unique way to consider a way of life and aesthetic.

Combine the tour with a visit to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, showcasing one of the most important places for the visual arts and crafts in Britain.

Groups should book by calling 01273 846338, individuals can just turn up.

Hastings

The True CRIME Museum, in Palace Avenue, Hastings, and the Hastings Card have clubbed together to showcase the fantastic variety of Hastings.

The Hastings Card offers discounts at more than 180 Hastings and St Leonards area businesses, allowing you to support local traders and save yourself money in the process.

Please note, there is limited availability.

For more events, visit the Visit Britain website