Museums’ Xplorer is just the ticket to win

june 11 family page Xplorer ticket''Clitheroe Castle
june 11 family page Xplorer ticket''Clitheroe Castle
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There are 13 lucky reasons for Lancashire families looking for exciting days out this summer to head for the county council’s museums.

An Xplorer Family and Friends Multipass guarantees one year’s unlimited entry for two adults and two concessions to all 13 Lancashire Museums – for only £20 if bought from a museum or £21.50 by mail order. There is a wealth of fantastic exhibits and activities to enjoy, from hands-on interactive displays at Clitheroe Castle Museum to historic working machinery such as the waterwheel at Helmshore Textile Museum, not to mention Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley, the world’s last steam-powered weaving shed which featured in the Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech. How about taking in Lancaster’s five museums, including the majestic Lancaster Castle, while those who feel the strong call of the sea can discover a rich maritime history here on the Fylde coast at Fleetwood.

Bruce Jackson, county council heritage manager, says: “With a whole host of family-friendly activities throughout the holidays, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Come along and delve into the fascinating history of this great county, take a look into the past and enrich your understanding of Lancashire’s proud heritage.”

The Museum of Lancashire, the county council’s 13th venue, is closed for refurbishment, scheduled to re-open on Lancashire Day, November 27. To find out more about the Xplorer pass and events and activities hit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums or ring (01772) 534061.

We have five Family Xplorer passes to give away. Answer the question: How long does an Xplorer pass last? Send your entry, with name, address and telephone number, to: Museum Pass Competition, 7Days, Editorial, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool, FY4 2DP. Closing date June 16, 2011. Usual Gazette rules apply.

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