Children to takeover Wisbech and Fenland Museum for the day

Wisbech Museum

Wisbech Museum - Credit: Archant

Children from a Wisbech primary school will be taking over the running of the town’s museum on Friday morning.

The six to eight-year-olds are taking part in takeover day, an annual event held this year on November 23 when museums and galleries nationwide invite schools in.

With a little help from museum staff they will be at the helm of running things throughout the historic venue.

Sarah Coleman, of Wisbech and Fenland Museum, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming 58 children in two year groups from Nene and Ramnoth school on Friday.

“It is a great opportunity for children and teenagers to learn develop new skills and be creative. We can’t wait for them to take over and help us welcome visitors!”


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Both the museum and their teachers are hoping the children’s new role will attract people who haven’t been in before and offer a fresh approach to anyone already familiar with the museum.

The young curators will be ‘in charge’ from 9.30am to 11.30am.

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School vice principal, Sally Kirby, said: “The museum takeover day is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils. They’ll be creating a trail of clues to follow around the museum to add to its appeal to younger children.”

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