A planetarium show and a series of family fun activities are taking place at Oak House Museum in West Bromwich to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

Space Week lifts off at the Oak House on Tuesday 23 July, followed by two fun days of space-themed crafts on Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July.

The Explorer Dome Live Space Show on Tuesday 23 July runs from 12noon to 4.15pm and includes a planetarium show for adults and children aged 4+, where you can go star-spotting to discover the constellations and the stories behind them through the gods, heroes, myths and monsters.

Tickets for the show cost £3 per person – there are limited spaces, so please call 0121 553 0759 to book. Face painting, crafts and trails are also available on the day. The tea room and Oak House will also be open.

On Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July from 12noon to 4pm, make space-themed crafts in our barn classroom from 50p and find our space trail hidden around the Oak House. Light refreshments are available.

Meanwhile at Haden Hill House, Cradley Heath, on Sunday (21 July), 2pm to 5pm, people can celebrate the Moon landings by making some space-themed crafts (50p to £2), find a space trail hidden around the house and enjoy space games.

Councillor Bob Lloyd, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for culture, said: “These events are a fantastic way to celebrate 50 years since the first manned Moon landing and the scientific discoveries made by thousands of engineers, scientists and astronauts involved in the process.

“The Moon landing was a major event in our planet’s history and I would encourage families to come along and have a great time as the school holiday fun gets under way in our museums.”

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