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Why the museum staff get scared on Halloween

Why the museum staff get scared on Halloween

Untitled-2I have worked at the Sunshine Coast Museum now for many years, and this is the time of the year that I fear the most.

Every Halloween, spooky things start happening around the museum…strange noises from the archives, mysterious figures lurking in the twilight hours. And the haunted doll collection…every time I close the museum at dusk, their eyes seem to follow me as I walk.

Join us for our third annual All Hallows’ Eve event on Friday, October 31 from 3- 8pm. On Halloween night, the museum will be transformed into a spooky space full of gruesome games, creepy crafts, and haunted Halloween theatre for our most magical event of the year.  There will fun for the whole family!

Throughout the evening, the Driftwood Players’ Story Theatre will present “Cryme of the Ancient Mariner”, a spooky theatrical tour that explores the darkest corners of the museum’s exhibits.

The tour visits the good ship Lady Cynthia, where a marriage is taking place. But the ghostly Ancient Mariner appears with his spectral cat to curse the ship and the wedding party. Will the curse be lifted? Or is the ship doomed?  Join us on Halloween evening to find out! Fifteen-minute performances run from 4:30 pm until 7:30pm.

On the main floor, Deer Crossing the Art Farm’s Sandy Buck will present the Haunted Dolls Shadow Show, inspired by the Museum’s creepy doll collection. Watch as the haunted dolls come to life to haunt the museum at 6:30pm.

There will also be activity stations on the main floor suited for younger trick-or-treaters –including build your own monster, decorate a sugar skull and create a creepy spider.

This family friendly event has something for everyone!  The museum is at 716 Winn Rd. in Gibsons. Admission is by donation.

Matthew Lovegrove

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