Weston Museum has taken many different forms and names over the years and seen many different activities take place. One popular activity from an earlier decade was the children’s club, which Weston Museum is now reviving.
The new kid’s club will have a mascot in the form of an Iron Age dog, who was recently given the name ‘Rusty’ in a children’s competition. Rusty will have lots of adventures and share interesting things from his Iron Age past, particularly in connection with Weston’s Iron Age hill fort on Worlebury Hill.
The museum’s learning programme is proving very popular and there are many school visits taking place, but the team would also like to create activities for a range of ages, as well as children who are home educated. The club will launch when the museum reopens in Summer 2017 and be aimed at children who enjoy history and getting hands on with craft and stories in a way that is both interesting and fun. Museum learning officer, Katherine Bell, says that ‘the team are very excited to be setting up a kid’s club, where children can enjoy the new museum and interact with their history by getting stuck in and having fun’.
The museum team are asking for people’s views on how the club should be organised and what activities they would like to see taking place. In order to gather people’s views, an online survey has been set up and there is the chance to win a prize of a ‘Rusty Pup’ soft toy, if responses are submitted before the end of December. The survey can be filled in by clicking here.
To find out more information, contact the learning officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01934 621028.