February half-term happenings

Posted on by Anita O'Donovan

February half-term happenings

This week (16-20 February) here at the Museum we’ve had the chance to spend some quality time with our visitors throughout February half-term.

We’ve had jam-packed schedule of free family activities encouraging visitors to get creative whilst delving in to the history of coal mining and coal mining communities.

We got creative and made a fantastic junk modelled Pit Village inspired by our new exhibition, ‘The Pit at the End of the Road’.

Our visitors had the chance to meet Aunty Brenda and help her move house. Visitors helped Aunty Brenda sort through some memorable coal mining items passed down through generations, learning about living in a coal mining community.

The Museum also had the chance to showcase the Yorkshire Rag Ruggers in our exhibition space, encouraging visitors to get involved and weave their memories in to a rug.

Members of the collections team were at Hope Store to answer any questions about the Museum’s historic mining objects and help with the discovery quiz.

Visitors also joined our Horse Keepers to hear first-hand about the way Eric, Ernie and Finn are looked after and learn about some of the jobs ponies such as these would do in the mines.

Check out our February half-term album on Facebook and let us know what you enjoyed most!

For more family activities, join us for Wacky Wednesday’s in term-time for singing, stories and crafting with your under 5s for free. 

Posted in Heritage | Family | Education


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