Over the past few months, a team of 6 local Young Archaeologists and Historians have been working with the Museum Team to create family friendly resources and activities to accompany the Archaeology exhibition.
The aim of the resources are:
* to help families and access and interpret the exhibition in a hands on and fun way
* to help families understand what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and don’t do
* to be something that the Museum can continue to use after the exhibition closes
The group have worked together to design an activity booklet about archaeology and an activity where families can have a go at being an archaeology, using a sand pit, some dig tools and some real finds from the Thames Foreshore.
“I enjoyed taking part in discussions about Archaeology, especially that we all agreed and sympathised about how people often say palaeontologists and Indiana Jones are how archaeologists are”
“It was nice to meet new people and see some old friends, and connect over our enthusiasm for prehistoric to post 20th century archaeology.”
“It was great reviewing and proofing the exhibition panels and the booklet with people who shared enthusiasm for archaeology.”
This booklet will be available for FREE in the exhibition or you can click here to download it now.
The Museum would like to thank the Panel for all of their hard work and ideas over the past few months: Ali Akbar Shadjareh, Barney Rees, Dylan Berressem, Fabio Surace, Georgia Hutcheon and Henry Wilcock.
This project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the John and Ruth Howard Charitable Trust and Richmond Parish Lands Charity.
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!
We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Richmond is now officially open to the public! Visitors will need to pre-book tickets before coming to the Museum, which you can do by clicking the link below:
Please note that face coverings are mandatory inside museums so we will require visitors aged 11 or over to wear face coverings during their visit.
The only public toilet is accessed from outside the building so it may be easiest to access this at the start or end of your visit.
For more information about the steps we are taking to keep you safe as we reopen, please read our COVID-19 risk assessment.
For more information on how your visit will run, please read our ‘What to Expect on Your Visit’ document.
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