Lanterns have become an important symbol of Ramadan and Eid; two very important observances for Muslims.

There are many stories about how lanterns became an enduring tradition in Islam. The most famous one states that the Fatimid Caliph Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah visited Egypt. Here, the people of Egypt lit the Caliph's path with lanterns as he walked through the streets.

Today, lanterns can be found illuminating homes, mosques, markets and shops throughout Ramadan and Eid.

Lanterns come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. Although innovations like lightbulbs and electricity add a modern flair to lanterns, traditional ones made of brass and tinted glass are still produced in workshops around the world.

Be inspired by the beauty of lanterns in our Eid Paper Lanterns workshop these school holidays. You'll be provided with a template to cut out, assemble decorate with textas, pencils, pens and sequins. Sheets of coloured cellophane will be used to make your lantern glow in all the colours of the rainbow, with lights supplied!

All participants will be able to take their completed Eid Paper Lanterns home with them.

Our 2023 Autumn School Holiday Program is supported by:


Terms and Conditions
  1. A minimum of 10 bookings are required for this workshop to run.
  2. In the unlikely event that we cancel the workshop, you will be notified by email with at least 48 hours notice. We will also fully refund you after we receive your completed Refund Request Form.
  3. Cancellations made by participants within 72 hours or no-shows on the day are non-refundable.
Note: Parents/guardians do not need to purchase a ticket if they are accompanying a participant to the workshop. However, parents/guardians will need to purchase an admission ticket from reception on the day if they wish to explore the Museum.

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