A WINCHESTER museum is putting on a host of spooky events for families this week.

The Westgate Museum in the High Street was transformed into a house of horrors for Hallowe’en on Wednesday.

Families can drop in at any time from 3pm until 7pm and make vampire bats or hunt for the museums own bats hidden around the ancient chamber.

Robin Iles, city council museums education officer said: “The Westgate Museum is an ideal setting for Halloween events. From the sounds of footsteps on the stone staircases to the creaking of the old wooden doors, it is full of shadows and gruesome artefacts such as gibbeting irons and prisoners’ leg-irons.” Activities started on Saturday, October 27, and continue daily from 10am-5pm until Wednesday.

For more details call 01962 863064 or email museums@winchester.gov.uk.