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Ipswich Museum plays host to all creatures great and small with half term fun

PUBLISHED: 08:49 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 14 February 2018

Youngsters were able to hold a snake at Ipswich Museum.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Youngsters were able to hold a snake at Ipswich Museum. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Reptiles, insects and mammals from all around the world have all greeted visitors to the museum as part of the Museum’s half term programme.

Everyone got the chance to see a friendly tarantula.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Everyone got the chance to see a friendly tarantula. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Animals of all shapes and sizes have descended upon Ipswich Museum.

Snakes and tarantulas were just some of the creatures available for visitors to interact with.

Experts from the company Zoos 4 You were on hand to teach youngsters about the creepy crawlies on offer.

The animals are appearing at the museum for three days with each day focusing on a different area of the world.

A tarantula is shown to intrigued visitors.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A tarantula is shown to intrigued visitors. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tuesday’s event theme was the Americas with Wednesday and Thursday taking on the Africa and Madagascar and Australia and Asia themes respectively.

Melanie Hollis, Collections and Learning Curator at Ipswich Museum said “It’s a very popular event.

“We have done it for several years and it links the collections nicely with real-life animals.

“All of our tickets have sold out for today and tomorrow.”

The event has sold out its days in Ipswich this week.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN The event has sold out its days in Ipswich this week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

After finishing at Ipswich Museum on Thursday the show will be moving on to their partner museum, the Colchester Natural History Museum, on Friday.

A man arrested after reportedly being armed with a gun and allegedly holding a young woman against her will at a house in Ipswich this morning has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries, police have said.

Police searching for missing Kesgrave man Paul Moore, who has not been seen for almost three weeks, have made an arrest.

Three people are due to appear in court on Monday after an elderly woman had her handbag stolen in Felixstowe town centre on Saturday afternoon.

With temperatures due to plunge and three days of snow warnings, calls are being made for neighbours to look out for the more vulnerable people in their communities.

Widespread snow has been forecast for Suffolk and Essex next week, starting on Monday morning. Find out here if your local school in Suffolk or Essex has been forced to close fully or partially on Monday.

Meet Ally – a devoted guide dog who is being forced to retire early after she was attacked six times in Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash at a busy junction in Ipswich on Sunday night.

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