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Hands-On History Summer Scheme at Down County Museum
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DOWN County Museum is running an historical themed summer scheme from Monday 1 to Friday 5 July for children aged between 9 and 14 years. The summer scheme has been designed to provide participants with an action packed programme of activities which will explore a range of historical evidence and eras with a fun, hands-on approach.

The programme kicks off on Monday with archaeological themed activities followed by the chance to visit an on-going archaeological dig at Dundrum Castle where on site archaeologists will share their expertise and experiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to see what an archaeological dig actually involves and track the excavation process.dn_screen

Tuesday focuses on Viking history where participants can experience all elements of Viking life from battle techniques to crafts. On Wednesday we will move forward in time to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries where the old Gaol will be brought to life. This day features the chance to take part in a drama workshop and create a piece of theatre about the gaol and its inhabitants! Thursday and Friday focus on Victorian and World War II themed activities and will include a wide range of activities from traditional toys and games to code breaking.

The summer scheme provides a great mix of hands-on activities, craft making and opportunities to investigate local sites. Activities begin at 9.30am and conclude at 3.30pm each day and places must be pre-booked. The cost of the scheme is £50. Individual days are also available to book at a cost of £10 per day.

For further information contact Linda McKenna, at Down County Museum, The Mall, Downpatrick, Co Down, BT30 6AH or telephone 028 4461 5218.