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Children’s Summer Holiday Activities
August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019
Activities for children every Thursday in the schools summer holidays here at Burwell Museum and Windmill. Details below and here : www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/events/category/summer-holiday-activities/ . Normal admission charges apply. Why not buy a Season Ticket if you are planning on coming to several or all these days?
Museum open all day as normal so you can have a look around before the activities start.
In partnership with the University of Cambridge Museums https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/summer#events as part of “Summer at the Museums”
Thursday 25 July, 1.30-4.30pm
From the forge to the farm, metal has been used to make large parts of our farming collection and plays a crucial part in keeping the windmill working. Find out more about what makes metal so useful and how people worked with it in the past.
Thursday 1 August, 1.30-4.30pm
Some of the biggest changes in the last hundred years have been in the way people dress and the materials used to make clothes and furniture. Dress up as a Victorian farmer, have a go at rag rugging or embroidery and find out why our vintage clothing gallery is so small.
Thursday 8 August, 1.30-4.30pm
You’ll have no problem finding wood at the museum – most of our buildings are made out of it! Admire the new teeth we’re making for the windmill, find out about some of our carpenter’s tools and make your own wooden contraption.
Thursday 15 August, 1.30-4.30pm
We wouldn’t know very much at all about the village’s history if people hadn’t photographed it or written it down. Explore some of the records which help us to find out more about history and create your own certificate or newspaper article.
Thursday 22 August, 1.30-4.30pm
From the stones of the castle to the clunch used in the windmill and the French burr stones which grind the flour, a lot of our history is made of stone. Use a hand quern to grind your own flour, explore different types of building stone from the village and
Thursday 29 August, 1.30-4.30pm
Our farming history has been shaped by the soil which helps things to grow, and some of the earliest evidence for people living in Burwell is in pots made of clay. Handle real Roman pottery, find out more about the farming year and plant your own seeds.