Childrens Artwork Turned into Cushions
During the school Summer holidays in 2022 the museum ran children's craft activities, two days a week.This project was supported by Heritage Lottery funding.
Any child visiting the museum, with a paying adult, could take part free of charge.
The activity days were themed around maritime/marine subjects using exhibits in the museum for inspiration. The children did fabric painting on small squares of coloured fabric which were later made into cushions.These will be used in the museum during story telling sessions and for school groups studying particular objects.... sitting on the floor is more comfortable with a cushion! They also made mobiles, sea monsters, mermaids and various other marine creatures and did colouring of pictures including ships and pirates. These activities were led by a local lady with considerable professional experience in craft and needlework projects.
This year the craft sessions will run again during the Whitsun holiday and the school Summer holidays. These sessions will also be themed and will include new activities. Dates, times and themes will be published soon.'
Children visiting the museum (not just in the holidays) are given a free Activity booklet to fill in while they go round the museum. There are all sorts of things to find and the wordsearch is fun to do! This is a lovely family activity as we notice the parents enjoy it too!