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Grandchildren go free at the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum  

The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum is offering the chance to treat the grandchildren to visit Britain ’s newest national Museum free of charge. Up to and including Grandparents’ Day on 27th September 2003, visitors can enjoy free entry for their grandchildren in a special promotion. Please quote 'laterlife' to the cashier to get your discount'. Up to two children can be admitted with one full paying adult.

 The award-winning Museum, based at Temple Meads in Bristol, has plenty to keep the most energetic children entertained. With the opportunity to dress up in period costume, play computer games, learn morse code and sample exotic spices, the main exhibition floor is packed full of interactive exhibits. There are even special activities for families during the school holidays.  

As an added bonus children can also enjoy the Museum’s brand new special exhibition - On Your Marks! - a hands-on sporting attraction suitable for the whole family. Using an indoor area the size of a typical sports hall, On Your Marks! is full of large sporting interactives. See how many penalties you can score in sixty seconds. Have a go at the basketball challenge or try out your batting skills in the unique indoor cricket net.  

For younger children there is even a soft play area where exhausted parents and grandparents can watch all the action from the comfort of the sofas provided.  

The main exhibition floor offers sixteen themed galleries to see, covering the dramatic 500 year history of the rise and fall of the British empire and the emergence of the Commonwealth. It is llustrated with authentic objects, rare film, costumes, photographs and sound recordings.  

The Museum is open every day from 10am until 5pm including weekends and bank holidays. Normal prices are 5.95 adults, senior citizens 4.95, Children (5-15) 3.95.  

Full disabled access, lift, shop, library & cafe  

The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH  

Tel. 0117 925 4980





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