Peterborough Museum

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Contact Details:
Peterborough Museum
Contact Email:
laura.fanthorpe@vivacity-peterborough.com
Website:
www.visitpeterborough.com
Address:
Priestgate Peterborough
Activities available on request at reception including 'iSpy Trails'
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Activities
An Exceptionally Elfy Christmas Wed 20 and Fri 22 Dec
It’s the week before Christmas and Santa’s little helpers are rushed off their feet! The elves have been left to make the reindeer food, finish the gifts and make some treats in Mrs Claus’ kitchen! With lots of festive goodies to take home, will you enrol as an honorary elf at the Museum where Santa has set up his workshop? Objectives - To learn about past Christmas traditions - To develop creative skills - To develop problem solving skills Wed 20 and Fri 22 Dec, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
Do you have a clue? Mon 23 Oct- Fri 27 Oct 2017
This October half term, Peterborough Museum is becoming one large board game, alongside our exhibition 'Toy Stories'. The Museum's curator, Dr White has uncovered a plot, but she's not sure who's behind it. Can you help her work it out before it's too late? Move around the Museum and collect clues to solve the mystery. Was it Professor Peach in the Library? You'll have to come along to find out... Objectives • To use critical thinking and investigative skills • To improve problem solving skills • To develop scientific enquiry skills and develop scientific knowledge £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families Mon 23 Oct- Fri 27 Oct 2017 10am-5pm. Last entry 4:30pm. Drop in event
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
Priestgate Vaults Tour
The Priestgate Vaults are the historic cellars under Peterborough Museum, revealing 500 years of history from this building and the city. The cellars have original features, including windows from the Tudor house, the Georgian/Victorian wine cellar, and a room used as an air raid shelter during World War II. Explore these rooms as part of a guided tour, and meet characters from the past who will tell their stories, brought to life using new technology and theatrical events. Tours are held Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and last 45 minutes. Additional tours are held in the school holidays - please call for details: 01733 864663 or email museum@vivacity-peterborough.com PLEASE NOTE: Tours are not suitable for children under 8, or those of a nervous disposition. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is advisable as places are limited to 15 for each tour. Cost: Adults: £4.00, Children and full-time students: £3.00.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 8 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
8
18
Secret Agents February Half Term 2018
During World War I, both sides tried to find out secret information about the enemy. From code-cracking, to spies in enemy territory there were lots of 'tricks of the trade.' This half term, Peterborough Museum asks - do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Find hidden clues, decode messages, and identify friend from foe before it's too late. Mon 12 - Fri 16 Feb, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families. Under 5s go free
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
18
Talking Pictures 18th and 19th November
Participants will learn ways for understanding and appreciating paintings, focusing on portraits on display in Peterborough Museum. Our guide will take the group around the Museum, where they will have the chance to get up close to six portraits. They will be guided in the types of questions we can ask about artworks, and discuss as a group how and why people in the past portrayed themselves in particular ways. Participants will then have the chance to make their own self-portrait, using what they have learned in the first part of the workshop in a practical and creative way. There is no right or wrong, and you don’t need any previous knowledge of art or history. Just bring a keen eye and an open mind. Objectives: - To develop skills in critical and creative thinking, visual literacy, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills in children and young people. - To encourage self-reflection and self-awareness, and artistic expression of these. - To encourage looking at artworks in situ, and asking appropriate questions. - To encourage active engagement and responses to the art collections of Peterborough Museum. - To inspire participants’ confidence to engage with artworks in the future, either through repeat visits to the Museum, or in other encounters with art (e.g. books, visits to other museums and galleries.) - To encourage empathy, self-reflection, awareness, and tolerance of different ways of thinking and points of view. Participants will learn ways for understanding and appreciating paintings, focusing on portraits on display in Peterborough Museum. Our guide will take the group around the Museum, where they will have the chance to get up close to six portraits. They will be guided in the types of questions we can ask about artworks, and discuss as a group how and why people in the past portrayed themselves in particular ways. Participants will then have the chance to make their own self-portrait, using what they have learned in the first part of the workshop in a practical and creative way. There is no right or wrong, and you don’t need any previous knowledge of art or history. Just bring a keen eye and an open mind. Objectives: - To develop skills in critical and creative thinking, visual literacy, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills in children and young people. - To encourage self-reflection and self-awareness, and artistic expression of these. - To encourage looking at artworks in situ, and asking appropriate questions. - To encourage active engagement and responses to the art collections of Peterborough Museum. - To inspire participants’ confidence to engage with artworks in the future, either through repeat visits to the Museum, or in other encounters with art (e.g. books, visits to other museums and galleries.) - To encourage empathy, self-reflection, awareness, and tolerance of different ways of thinking and points of view. £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Saturday 18th November 2017 OR Sunday 19th November 2017 10.30am-12.30pm
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 8 - 15
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
8
15
Toy Theatre Workshop Sat 7th October
See how stories can be magically brought to life, and take part in your own toy theatre performance. Inspired by the paper toy theatres of the 1700s and 1800s, see how this popular form of entertainment once captured people's imaginations, and see where it takes yours. The workshop will: - introduce children to a new concept- that of the toy theatre -demonstrate the changing nature of entertainment for children -engage children in actively participating in a small theatre performance -introduce performance skills - improve children’s confidence in performing 10:30am-12:30pm £5 per child, accompanying adults free, available on 01733 864 663 or via our website
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14