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Museum launches massive summer activities programme
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has just announced the full details of a packed summer holiday activities programme that families can enjoy without putting too much pressure on their purses.
The programme is centred around the two main themes of 'Japan' and 'the seaside' – both linked to the two exhibitions on display throughout the summer; Japanese Sashiko Textiles (31 July to 25 September) and Tales from the Sea (24 July to 25 September).
Thursday 29 July
11am to 12 noon, 1.30 to 2.30pm and 3 to 4pm
Hour-long sessions where children can try a range of different seaside activities including pictures, puzzles and handprint sunshines.
Saturday 31 July
10.30am to 4.30pm
A special Japanese-themed day featuring storytelling and music at 1.30pm and 2.30pm, plus trails and other fun activities.
Punch and Judy shows
Tuesday 3 and 17 August
11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm
30-minute long shows of traditional beach fun!
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 August
10.30am to 1pm (last entries at 12.40pm)
Drop-in sessions featuring a different activity on each date including fans, origami animals and flowers, tissue paper pictures, Japanese kokeshi dolls, samurai sword bookmarks, koi fish, zen gardens and oriental patterns.
Teapot Tales from the Sea
Tuesday 10 and 24 August
10.30am and 11.30am
Fun, magical and interactive storytelling sessions for young children aged 18 months to eight years. Wrigglers and siblings also welcome!
All the activities are free and there is no need to book in advance, except for the ‘Seaside Special’ event on 29 call 01752 304774 to reserve your place.
The Tales from the Sea exhibition has also been designed especially with families in mind, with a number of interactive elements such as colouring and sorting activities, books and a treasure chest full of seaside toys for visitors to enjoy. The exhibition will include well-known paintings such as ‘A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach’ by Stanhope Forbes along with a few surprises including the odd pickled fish. The show will be open from 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission is free.
For full details of all the Museum’s events and exhibitions throughout the year, visit our Museum web pages, call 01752 304774 or pick up a free brochure from the Museum.
22 July 2010