March 2021: Ancient House Museum series of events

Ancient House Museum continue running their fantastic series of events throughout March giving you the chance to quiz some very special characters from years gone by. You'll also be able to join the team as they transport you to a different time and place during Museum Storytime.

  • 1st March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Alice, survivor of the Great Fire of London

Meet Alice and find out about her husband's work as a merchant. Discover what happened to her in early September 1666 and how she survived the Great Fire of London.

 

  • 4th March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Beryl, Mayoress to Florence Ada Coxon

Meet Beryl who will tell you about her mother who was a remarkable woman and the first female mayor of King's Lynn.

 

  • 5th March at 10:30am to 11am: Virtual Museum Storytime: Farmer Duck

Join us for a digital storytime down on Gressenhall Farm. Staff will be reading Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury and exploring their 1920s farm. Will the 1920s farmer be as lazy as the farmer in the story?

 

  • 8th March at 10:30 to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Matilda the Suffragette

Join Matilda to find out about the campaign for Votes of Women. Would you be a suffragette or a suffragist?

 

  • 11th March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Doreen the 1950s housewife

Come back with us to the 1950s and meet Doreen as she goes visit her friend Maisie. Marvel at all the wonderful new things that Maisie has in her thoroughly modern house.

 

  • 12th March 10:30am to 11am: Virtual Museum Storytime: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Join us for our digital storytime reading the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury and make a college craft at home.

 

  • 15th March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Mary the Medieval Pilgrim

Help a medieval pilgrim pack for their journey from Bishop's Lynn to Canterbury.

 

  • 18th March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Maggie the Munitionette

Meet Maggie the Munitionette during the First World War. She is working hard for the war effort making munitions at the Charles Burrell Works. Find out about this dangerous work and the doctor who looked after her when she was injured.

 

  • 19th March at 10:30am to 11am: Virtual Museum Storytime: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Join us for our digital storytime reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and find out how to make a snowy craft at home.

 

  • 21st March 10:30am to 11am: Virtual Museum Storytime: The Lost Homework

Join us for our digital storytime reading The Lost Homework by Richard O'Neill and Kirsti Beautyman and make a craft at home.

 

  • 22nd March at 10:30am to 11am: Online Quiz a Character: Mary Jane the Lady's Maid

Meet Mary Jane and find out about her life as a Victorian servant working for Maharajah Duleep Singh. She will share her usual working day and show you the items she uses around the house.  Ask her questions to find out if you would survive in service.

 

  • 25th March at 10:30am to 11am: Quiz a Character: Bert the Shepherd

Visit Bert the Shepherd in his shepherd's hut and find out about life on the Victorian farm. See how Bert is preparing for the birth of new lambs.

 

  • 26th March at 10:30am to 11am: Virtual Museum Storytime: A Salmon for Simon

Join us for our digital storytime reading A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton and illustrated by Ann Blades.  Simon is a young Canadian boy who lives near the Pacific Ocean. He enjoys digging for clams and fishing, and he hopes one day, to catch himself a salmon. However, just as his wish nearly comes true, he finds that he has changed his mind and has a big problem to solve. After the story learn how to create your own colourful, watery fish scene with wax crayons and water colour paints.

All tickets can be booked on the Ancient Museum House website.

Last updated: 12/02/2021 08:12:47