NEWS -ALDEBURGH BROWNIES RAN OUR MUSEUM.
On Sunday 24th November, eleven children from the 1st Aldeburgh Brownies took over Aldeburgh Museum, as part of the Takeover Day initiative by Kids in Museums, taking on roles which adults would normally do. The session had an Anglo- Saxon theme, to tie in with the Brownie’s work for their archaeology badge, which was made possible by the Museum outreach programme. Young curators were available to show off their special handling collection and information assistants told visitors more about the Barber’s Point archaeological dig. There were brownies helping in the shop and there was even their very own ‘casket girl’! Two re-enactment visitors, complete with anglo-saxon loom and antler combs, joined in with the fun.
Fiona Lewington, the learning officer for Aldeburgh Museum said “ it was wonderful opportunity for our Aldeburgh children to take ownership of their museum and bring in a new and enthusiastic younger audience. We are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for making this event possible”