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News article created on 18 September 2012

Fright Night returns to the National Waterways Museum

The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port is preparing to terrify visitors with its Halloween inspired Fright Night in October.

We were delighted with our event last year so we’ve been working on a sequel. Gaynor La Rocca, youth activities co-ordinator

All the best scary movies have a sequel – and the Halloween event at the National Waterways Museum is no different.

Fright Night At The Museum 2 follows on from last year's successful event and will take families around a spooky story set in the old locks, docks and warehouses of the historic site.

The show takes place on Monday 29 October, Tuesday 30 October and Wednesday 31 October. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £4 for children and are on sale now at the museum. Advance booking is essential – last year the event sold out.

Family friendly

Gaynor La Rocca, the museum’s youth activities co-ordinator who has put together the events, said: “We were delighted with our event last year so we’ve been working on a sequel – the story is new and the format is a little different but the great atmosphere will be just the same.”

Each night of the performances will see four tours taking families around the museum, beginning at 6pm with the last tour at 8.15pm. Each tour takes just over an hour and finished up with the chance for children to trick or treat at the museum’s row of cottages. The tour is family friendly but some scenes may be a bit scary for the very young or very nervous.

The script for the performance has been written with renowned canal theatre company Mikron and will be performed by around 25 local young people and 30 community actors and museum volunteers.

For more information call 0151 355 5017.