Museum joins in popular Cotswold Hare Trail

Visitors to the Oxfordshire Museum are in for a ‘hare-raising’ treat on Wednesday (22 March) as the venue hosts an event to launch a popular annual tourist attraction.

The Cotswold Hare Trail will feature five-foot hare sculptures installed at galleries, hotels and other public spaces across the Cotswolds. The hand-painted and decorated objects are aimed at attracting visitors to the area, and encouraging some Easter fun.

The Oxfordshire Museum and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, based in Woodstock, will be unveiling their very own Hare sculpture at a launch event from 4pm-5.30pm, which is open to the public. The hare is being sponsored by the National Theatre, and to mark the occasion visitors will be treated to an appearance from Joey - the puppet star of the War Horse production showing later this year at the Oxford New Theatre.

Come and share occasion

Museum Services Manager Carol Anderson said: “We’re very excited to be a part of the Cotswold Hare Trail and looking forward to unveiling our very own sculpture. The festival is now in its fourth year and is generating a lot of interest. I’d like to encourage visitors to come along and share the occasion with us.”

The Cotswold Hare Trail is organised by the Cirencester March Hare Festival team.