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Search for Wally at the Corinium Museum

Where: Corinium Museum, Cirencester

When: Saturday, October 12, to Sunday, November 3

This half-term, Wally, the world's favourite children's book character - wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs - will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the museum as part of Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where's Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.

Launching in time for October half-term, the promotion will run from October 12 until November 3. Each participating museum will create and promote their own Where's Wally? search-and-find trail as part of this nationwide campaign, giving families the chance to receive an 'I Found Wally!' sticker at the end and to enter the Where's Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition.

Cllr Jenny Forde, cabinet member for health, wellbeing and public safety, said: "Our Corinium Museum is always a wonderful place to take the kids at half-term and this is a fab way for kids to enjoy the museum searching for Wally!

"Accompanying adults might also enjoy getting a preview of the £1.7 million refurbishment project that's underway."

Wally is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes first swept the globe in 1987. Since then, the Where's Wally? books have held a favourite spot on bookstore shelves the world over and have sold over 72 million copies worldwide in 31 countries.

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