Reprobates, rebels, and rogues - this is the civil war warts and all!

Museum chiefs at the £5.4m National Civil War Centre are launching a jam-packed family events programme for the holidays including exciting storytelling, craft activities and musket demonstrations, all staged in the spectacular setting of the Old Magnus Building on Appletongate, Newark.

Join a brilliant drama workshop (booking required) to find out how sides in the 17th century civil wars came up with ever more colourful insults for each other and discover what life was really like on the front line from veteran solider Obadiah Ringwood. There will also be chance to build giant sculptures of a flamboyant cavalier and stern puritan in the Tudor Hall and have a go at making your own hobby horse, sword and regimental banner.

"These fantastic activities are all great fun, but will also help children find out more about this amazing period in our history," said Carol King, Learning and Participation Team Leader.

Events run from 25 July throughout the school holidays and are included in the normal price of admission: £7 adults, £6 concessions and £3 children. Entry is free for season ticket holders and half price for English Heritage members.

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The National Civil War Centre is a flagship project by Newark and Sherwood District Council backed by £3.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Opening times are 10am to 5pm daily.