Families on the Isle of Wight can help celebrate Museum and Galleries Month by visiting the new displays and activities at Cowes Maritime Museum. Get ready for a barrel-load of fun, by coming to a free drop in day on 24th May, from 10.00am- 2.00pm.Activities include sailor, captain and pirate dressing up, mock seabed excavation, magnetic boat and fishing games, craft activities, boat photo hunts and rope making. There will also be maritime storytelling in the library from 10.30 -11.00.
As part of the Early Years in Museums project (funded by Museums Libraries and Archives South East), Cowes Maritime Museum has become more family friendly with advice from the council’s Early Years Service and Family Learning Service. Families can also see fantastic tissue and willow boats created by mothers from East and West Cowes.
Using methods they learnt during lantern making workshops, mums have taken on some ambitious designs of boats currently seen on the Solent and made replicas, including Ellen McArthurâ€™s B and Q Trimaran and the Bear of Britain. This family learning project will add a new dimension to the displays.
Each family will be given ‘Top That’ museum cards that can be collected during May at all participating museums on the Island.
There will be more than 80 events taking place across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight many of them free. From hairy encounters with Dr Who’s arch-enemy the Daleks to learning about loos, leeches and lice on board the Mary Rose!
For more information click HERE: http://www.mgm.org.uk/
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