Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Grant awarded for new Reception area

The first part of the new Reception area.
A grant of £750 has been received from the Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to improve the Reception area at Whittlesey Museum. For the first time the Museum will have a dedicated Reception desk, allowing volunteers to sell tickets and answer visitor enquiries more efficiently. The revamp will also include an upgraded shop area in the same room, and allow posters to be put up explaining the range of services offered by the museum and sister organisations.

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.