Get Out Of The Office At Lunchtime And Visit A Leicester Museum

| 19 February 2007

February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime trail around the city.

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February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. To give you somewhere cultural to eat your sandwiches, 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime trail around the city.

Click on the title of the venue to find out more about each place, and there's more info at the bottom of the feature.

Before you get out into the fresh air, just to remind your colleagues where you are off to, and why you are going, why not use this desk reminder, specially designed by the Work Your Proper Hours Team at the TUC?

Download the sign and print it out, fold in half and plonk it on your desk one way round whilst you're away at lunch, and simply switch it round at the end of the day to show you're off on time.

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The New Walk Museum. © Leicester City Council

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