Corinium Museum To Hold Fun and Factual Events

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Corinium Museum To Hold Fun and Factual Events

Find a fun way to amuse the children during the May half term week, thanks to a range of educational-inspired events at the Corinium Museum.

The Cirencester venue is hosting four different sessions during the week-long school holiday, with three based on the subject of writing and inspired by the new temporary calligraphy exhibition ‘The Long Tradition’, produced by professional group The Oxford Scribes.

The first of these takes place on Tuesday May 26th, where children will be able to explore Roman text.

This is a fun look at how the Romans wrote, and you will have the chance to translate some Latin and do some ancient writing of your own. This workshop, aimed at 7-12 year olds, runs from 2-3.30pm and booking is essential.

One of the museum’s popular drop-in sessions will continue on Wednesday May 27th when children are given the chance to explore writing further from 2-4pm. Children (accompanied by an adult) will decorate an outline of their initial in the style of the medieval scribes, while adding colour and style with the use of sequins and collage. The activity costs £1 per child and no booking is required but you may have to wait your turn as the activity takes around 30 minutes to complete.

The writing theme continues with a morning family event called the ‘Writing Learning Session’ on Thursday May 28th (10.30am-12noon). Families will experiment with a wide variety of writing styles from the past, from runes to quill and ink, as well as mediaeval-style writing with a slate and slate pen. The price of this event is included in museum admission and booking is essential.

The theme changes on the afternoon of Thursday May 28th to look at clocks and time-keeping with the ‘Tick Tock, historic clocks’ event. From 2pm-3.30pm, children aged 7-12 will be able to experiment with making water clocks (a form of time keeping from the past). They will also look at other styles of clocks and make a sundial to take home. Children taking part are advised to wear old clothes, as they may get wet. This event costs £4 per child (£2 for season ticket holders) and booking is essential.

For more information on any of these events, and to book places, please call the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611. The Museum is situated on Park Street in Cirencester.

Posted : 13/05/2009 23:02:56

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