Past Holidays 2018

Winter holidays, 3 – 25 February 2018, 10am–5pm

Knights, dragons and unicorns

During the winter holidays, visitors to terra mineralia young and old will be setting out on a fantastical journey to the land of volcanoes with knights, unicorns and dragons. They’ll need to go on an exciting search through the mineral exhibition to help the knight and the unicorn find a new crystal horn. Visitors will be able to choose which shield or weapon the knight should have, and which of the three magical crystal horns the unicorn will wear. At the end of the search, the dragon awaits. Only he has the blue fire that can fasten the crystal horn to the unicorn’s brow.

There will also be experiments waiting for the young researchers in the Voyage of Discovery, terra mineralia’s hands-on laboratory. Here, they’ll learn how crystals grow in nature, why ores are important for the knight’s armour, how and where volcanoes form and more. They’ll even be able to simulate a volcanic eruption with the volcano pump. Afterwards, kids will have the chance to make their own knight, unicorn or dragon from a template and take it home as a memento.

Our “Knights, unicorns and dragons” winter holiday programme runs from 3 to 25 February 2018 every day from 10am–5pm. There’s no need to pre-book and you can start at any time. Kids clubs and day-care groups are requested to book in advance. Please allow about 90 minutes to complete the programme. For more information, please contact the Info Desk (Mon–Thurs, 10am–3.30pm) on 03731 394654 or by email to

Key information at a glance:

Programme runs: 3 to 25 February 2018, 10am to 5pm

Programme length: approx. 90 minutes

Last entry: 3.30pm

Registration: families with children can join in at any time without pre-registering, kids clubs and day-care groups must register in advance