Snibston Discovery Museum

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The other week was the 21st birthday for Snibston Discovery Museum and to celebrate they reduced their prices back to what they were when they first opened.  So just £3 for adults and I think it was £2 for children.  I visited here about 20 years ago with school (I have to pause to take that in….) but we’ve not been since or with the boys. We arrived back from our holiday on Wednesday and planned a trip to Snibston for Friday. We set off in huge downpours of rain, all I could think was at least we’re not camping and luckily there’s plenty of indoor things to do at Snibston.  Like many museums and exhibitions, the boys have no idea as to the point of them, but they do love pushing buttons, climbing on stuff and exploring.  There was so many things to have a go at here.  In comparison to Magna which we visited a few months back, this place has loads more stuff to do.  It doesn’t have the wow factor of the huge atmospheric steelworks, but lots more buttons and mini experiments.

They loved lifting the mini and making the fire…

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Touching the plasma ball and running around the interactive projector thingy…
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Crawling through a coal mine, all of them….
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Exploring all the different types of transport, although they were a bit disappointed they could climb on them :-) And look at the amazingly huge lion which has been hand CROCHETED!!!!
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Practising some weaving and doing their own fashion photo shoot, The Cyclist was quite taken by the swimwear, in particular the G-string (ha, ha, I’m in trouble!!)
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We took a picnic lunch, but did try the cafe out for coffee when we arrived and seemed good and very reasonable, we also thought it was good that you could visit the cafe after a walk around the country park without having to pay to go into the centre too. After, we headed outside, fortunately the rain had stopped. There’s a brilliant playground, for big and little children. The boys enjoyed the water play the best, floating boats down the channels, filling up the locks. The Farmer also enjoyed hitting the musical pipes as hard as he could.
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There’s loads more things to see and do which I haven’t written about.  I’d definitely visit again, even paying full entry prices, now that’s saying something!! It’ll be on the list of stuff to do over the summer holidays.  It’d be even better to get a dry day and explore the country park too, if I persuade them away from the water play!

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