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Journey into outer space at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

RUGBY Art Gallery and Museum heads for the final frontier later this month at its annual Night at Your Museum celebration.

NaYM logoA night of intergalactic entertainment takes place at the Art Gallery and Museum on Friday 19 May, with a packed programme of outer space-themed fun for all the family.

Visitors can meet Astronaut George, from the National Space Centre, at mission control before blasting off on a journey of exploration around the building.

Enter the Star Dome and Journey To Infinity, with Immersive Pictures' 360˚ cinematic experience taking audiences on an adventure to the edge of the Universe.

Stargazers can scan the skies through telescopes courtesy of the Rugby Astronomy Society and also snap a selfie in front of rocket-themed backdrops.

The team from the National Space Centre entertain with talks and demonstrations throughout the event, including the chance to build a cardboard rocket and launch it.

Visitors can also enter deep space in the UV Universe, making glow in the dark art with ultraviolet paint, while space oddities can be created at art and craft sessions.

Other art activities include creating constellations of stars and the chance to dress up as an alien, while youngsters can enjoy sensory play sessions.

With star dancers from Vortex Creates and refreshments available from the Art Gallery and Museum's Cafe Downtown, Night at Your Museum promises to be an out of this world experience.

Nikki Grange, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum's arts, heritage and visitor services manager, said: "We're delighted to be working with the National Space Centre for this year's Night at Your Museum, one of the most popular events in our calendar.

"With demand for tickets likely to be high, it's best to book early to avoid missing out."

Night at Your Museum runs from 5.45pm to 9.30pm. Tickets cost £2 per person (children under two free) and allow two hours admission to the event. A separate charge of £1.50 applies for entry to the Star Dome (over-fives only).

Admission times start at 5.45pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm, and include entry to the World Rugby Hall of Fame and Archaeology Gallery.

For more information about events and exhibitions at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, visit www.ragm.co.uk

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