Souvenirs of summer and getting ready for a new term

This is the last of our Six Weeks of Summer Fun and the last week of our Souvenirs Exhibition as well so we thought it would be a good chance to share some memories with you!

Week one- Metropolitan Madness
To celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology, visitors made platters and clay pots in this unique 17th century yellow and brown pattern from the Harlow area.

Animal Magic Mobile Petting Zoo

We had a great time on Saturday 28th July welcoming Animal Magic and all their fabulous animals to Hertford Museum to kick off our summer programme of family events!

Week two- Animal Crackers

This week we made monkey pen pots and jungle collages, inspired by the animals on show in our Natural History display.

Week three- Fossil Frenzy

In our busiest week of the summer holidays, 180 children made their own fossils by painting pebbles.

Visitors also created fossil collages and could even play in our sand pits; complete with dinosaur sand moulds!

Week four- Explore the World in a Day

Believe it or not, Hertford Museum has a lot of things in it’s collection that come from places very far away, such as Japan, Africa, and even Australia!

This week, we made Samurai masks, musical instruments and completed quizzes to celebrate this collection.

Week five- Super Sleuths

Hertford Museum needed lots of help cracking the codes on our Super Sleuth week.

With coded alphabet jumbles to unscramble, ‘I-Spy’ games to crack, and magic magnifying glasses and spy books to made, visitors were very busy spies indeed!

Week six- Summer Souvenirs

To celebrate the last week of our souvenirs exhibition, visitors made badges and home made postcards to commemorate their summer memories. Connected activities were held at Courtyard Arts too!

What was the best bit of your summer?

And now summer is nearly over we’re getting ready for autumn there are lots of new things to look forward to such as new Toddler Tuesdays dates, another Stores Open Day (8th September), A Brief History of Food and Drink (our contribution to the Hertford Food & Drink Festival on the 13th October) and then it’s time for October Half Term!

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