The Beaney museum and library is to become a haunted house for Halloween

Famous city building to be turned into haunted house

The Beaney in Canterbury is to be turned into a haunted house as the museum goes in for some Halloween fun.

Decorated in a Victorian styles, the Beaney will be offering a range of activities during its Fright at the Museum day.

These will include pumpkin carving, hands-on investigations of some of the Beaney’s spookiest artefacts, the black cauldron bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a special Halloween menu in the Beaney café.

There will also be prizes for the scariest fancy dress costumes.

Caroline Cooper, Canterbury City Council’s head of commercial and cultural development, said: “We’re excited to see the Beaney being transformed into a haunted house.

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

“As such we have put together a fantastic range of activities for everybody to enjoy, from toddlers all the way up to mums and dads.”

The Beaney has already been offering visitors a ghost hunt trail with a mystery to solve based on clues around the building.

It features the fictional case of Edith Miller, who mysteriously disappeared in 1904. 

A large framed portrait of Edith is hanging in the café and everyone who completes the trail and solves the mystery will be entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Fright at the Museum takes place from noon until 8.30pm on Friday, October 26 during the school half term holiday.

Entry to the museum is free, but there are charges for the mystery trail and the various activities.

As a fund-raising event, all money raised will go towards the Beaney’s education projects, learning events and year round exhibitions.

For more information, including charges and booking, log on to the Beaney website.

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