The 2017 season started with a bang with the visit of the New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir Lockwood Smith, and his wife on the first day of opening!
Our programme of activities for the Easter holiday period kicks off with:
Thursday 13th April - A Thing of Rags and Patches
- Make a patchwork picture of Chinese silks inspired by sailors' patched clothes in the craft workshop for all the family - led by Rachael Boddington. Drop-in 1100-1600, £1 or free with Museum entry
Saturday 15th April - Embroidery in the Museum
- Expert embroideress and textile historian Alison Larkin will appear in period costume, made by herself according to traditional methods. Alison demonstrates the skills and type of embroidery which Mrs. Cook did so well and will be working on her latest embroidery project
Wednesday 19th April - Wager! Drama in the Museum
- Hear stories of a real-life mutiny and the adventures of an 18th Century sailor brought to life in the Museum by Bidi Iredale. Performances throughout the afternoon, free with Museum entry
and look forward to a little later in the season -
Tuesday 30th May - Smells amazing! Spice Workshop
- Discover the smells and spieces of 18th Century travel in this fragrant workshop for all the family! Grind your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home. Drop-in 1100-1600, £1 or free with Museum entry
Watch this page for updates throughout the season
Alison Larkin at work on a map sampler showing Cook's voyages across the oceans.
Don't forget, there are always activity cards to 'Make your Mark!', and a special Museum trail sheet - something for all ages!