Monday, 30 October 2017

Museum After Dark

The clocks changing was celebrated with our first Museum After Dark event, in which families with school aged children explored the museum by torchlight searching for spooky objects from the past. Our new exhibition area was also open, showing the temporary exhibition "Witch Hunt" about the witchfinder Matthew Hopkins.

Monday, 31 July 2017

999 Emergency!

The museum held a "999 Emergency" event for preschoolers and primary aged children to tie in with the current Response and Rescue exhibition. Activities included playdoh challenges, dressing up, toy cars and a teddy bear's hospital area as well as mask making, fire mark design and a quiz for the older children.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New Museum Quiz




Whittlesey Museum has a new quiz for children.

The quiz has been written by Amy, the 12 year old grand-daughter of regular museum volunteer Sandra.
Amy lives in Wisbech but says that she has "come to love Whittlesey Museum through visiting my grandparents".

Amy's quiz has ten questions about items on display in the museum.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bier Shed Completed




After an eighteen-month journey, involving two grants (Thank-you, Museums in Cambridgeshire!) and a planning application, the new display shed in the museum back yard is now installed, painted inside and out, roofed, ventilated, double-floored (with planks recycled from a nearby business) and ready to be filled.

It will hold an original funeral bier used to carry coffins to church for burial, and information about Death in the Fens.


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New Cases in Room 5

Two sides of Room 5 have now been fitted out with a sweep of new display cases thanks to the generosity of the Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

These cases will display items relating to traditional ways of living off the fens, the draining of Whittlesea Mere in 1851 and loosely cover the period from Victorian Whittlesey up until the start of WW1.

The cases form part of an overall redisplay to produce a local history timeline across Rooms 5 and 6.