Summer Sessions At Corinium Museum

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Summer Sessions At Corinium Museum

A whole host of historical fun will take place with a series of fun yet informative sessions at the Corinium Museum over the summer holidays.

The Park Street museum has just released details of its summer activities, and sessions on offer include the life of Henry VIII, ancient Egyptian treasures and artefacts, and a look at remnants from the past to tie in with National Archaeology Week.

The Museum runs very popular drop-in events in the large and spacious Hare Gallery. These ‘make and take’ activities cost £1 per child and booking is not needed, although all children must be accompanied by an adult.

One of these takes place on Wednesday July 29th (2pm-4pm) when children will have a chance to make a mask of Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth I to go home in, while another, on Wednesday August 5th, entitled ‘Ancient Egyptian Neck Collars’ (2pm-4pm), will let children create a colourful and sparkly necklace like the ones shown on tomb paintings.

Other drop in events including brass rubbing, Roman lucky charm making and making a jesters hat. For more details on any of these drop-in events, please contact the Museum.

Family Learning events give children and their parents or carers an opportunity to learn and have fun together.

This could be through the ‘Going Potty’ event on Thursday July 30th (2pm-3.30pm) which is a popular ‘play with clay’ session where children will make a selection of pots and inlaid tiles to take home.

Another family learning event is on Friday August 7th from 10.30am-12noon, called ‘Burial in Ancient Egypt’. Families will create Ancient Egyptian style jewellery and then take part in a re-creation of the “Opening of the mouth” ceremony that took place as a mummy was entombed.

Booking for these sessions is essential and the price is included in cost of admission. To request a programme of events, please phone the Museum.

The last type of activity sessions that the Museum runs are purely for children.

There are many of these sessions on offer, but one which is bound to excite and amuse is the Roman Gladiator Ceramic Workshop on Tuesday July 28th (10am-12noon). Here, children can join ceramicist Angie Sayer to create their own relic of ancient Rome. This event costs £7 pounds per child.

For more details on any of these events and to book, please phone the Corinium Museum on 01285655611 or look at the museum’s website on www.cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 07/07/2009 22:44:38

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