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Chance to enjoy a no bangs bonfire night in Bromsgrove
11:50am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
A BROMSGROVE open air museum is inviting people to a different kind of bonfire night being held on Guy Fawkes night.
Avoncroft Museum, in Redditch Road, is holding an event designed for anyone who enjoys a traditional evening but hates the fireworks noise.
The No Bangs Bonfire night will include a fireworks display on a big screen, rather than letting off real fireworks, with music accompaning the display.
Visitors can warm themselves in front of a real bonfire and watch the display of sky rockets, Roman candles and Catherine wheels.
There will also be a traditional sing-song, sparklers and visitors can enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate.
Museum director Simon Carter explained that as the museum has 25 historic structures, including a rare 15th century timbered house, organisers couldn’t risk real fireworks.
“Rather than miss out on this autumnal ritual, we decided November 5 was a great opportunity to put on a family event with a difference – a bonfire night party that didn’t feature frightening bangs and that would be fun for young and old alike,” he said.
“We’ve had a really positive response and we’re confident, even without real fireworks, our event will go with a bang.”
The event runs from 6-8pm.
Tickets cost £4, including a cup of hot chocolate, and cost £2 for under fives.
To purchase a ticket call 01527 831363 or visit the museum.
For more details see avoncroft.org.uk.