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Family Object Exploration Sessions

Free bookable sessions during Half Term
February 14, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Bookable 30 minute sessions. Spaces limited.

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February 14, 2023
10.30am – 2.00pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Object Exploration session in the Learning Studio

Have a closer look at museums objects linked to the theme of recycling and repurposing

Come and explore and learn more about our fascinating museum objects up close through a range of creative tasks. This session is suitable for families with children aged 5+ only.

Please do touch! Not a phrase you often associate with museums but in our 30 minute object exploration sessions, you can do exactly that! This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with some of the objects in The MERL collection. For this half term, our objects all connect with our ‘Our Green Stories’ theme and we will be thinking about the idea of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle! As part of the session, you will be trained in safe object handling, learn the stories behind some of our more mysterious collections and think about how the objects of the past connect with our lives today.

Book one of the following 30 minute timeslots:

10.30 – 11.00am
11.15 – 11.45am
12.00 – 12.30pm
1.30 – 2.00pm

Additional information

  • Free, booking required
  • Suitable for adults and children aged 5+.
  • All children should be accompanied by a participating adult.
  • As capacity in our Learning Studio is restricted, we’d ideally like all attendees to participate in the workshop if possible.
The logo for Our Green Stories.