Come and visit the My Worcester Pop-Up Museum at Reindeer Court

  • 13th August 2015

Sarah, the Skills for the Future trainee based at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, is involved with the other trainees to create a pop-up museum.

My Worcester will be a one of a kind pop-up museum celebrating the city’s heritage.  It includes an exhibition and the opportunity to get hands-on with real objects a chance to uncover secrets of the city’s past with a range of events and activities for all ages. The pop-up museum will be open from 20th to 22nd August in Reindeer Court from 11am to 3pm each day. As well as an exhibition about objects at eight of Worcester’s heritage institutions, the pop-up museum will feature crafts and activities for all the family.

Here are details of all the free things that are part of the My Worcester Pop-up Museum, so come on down and take a look:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: My Worcester Pop-Up Museum 11am – 3pm

The exhibition has been created by the local community showcasing treasures from Worcester’s historic collections. These are artefacts and documents from the 8 heritage institutions based in Worcester that have hosted a Skills for the Future trainee placement.  And it is these trainees, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund who are responsible for organising this unusual event.

On Thursday only: Digging Up The Past 11am – 3pm

Roll up your sleeves and try your hand at being an archaeologist at the My Worcester Pop-Up Museum indoor mini dig.  We will hide under the sand some treasures that have actually been found at archaeological digs around the county, and its up to our visitors to uncover them.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Mini Museum Makers 11am – 3pmDrop into the My Worcester Pop-Up Museum and get hands-on with fun familycraft activities. Print, paint or make your very own treasure to take home using images and stories from Worcester’s past for inspiration. These include some beautiful maps and documents from the Worcestershire Archives and images of pottery found by Worcestershire Archaeology Service.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: History Hunters 11am – 3pm

This one is for adults and children alike and gives everyone an opportunity to tour around the city centre learning spotting just how much heritage there is out there. Explore Worcester’s heritage with a city centre historic hunt. Begin your mission from the My Worcester Pop-Up Museum in Reindeer Court and collect your trail. Be sure to drop your entry in to participating venues by the 31st August to be entered into a prize draw.

Saturday only: Stories Under The Pear Tree 11am – 12 noon

Join local storyteller Cat Weatherill for a session of tales inspired by Worcester’s treasures. This will highlight each of the items chosen by members of Worcester’s community as their favourite objects from each of the heritage institutions.  The favourite artefact from the Hive is the Hanbury Hall map book from 1731 which visitors to the Hive can see in more detail during the Worcester Festival   Stay on afterwards to pin a pear on the story tree and get crafty as a Mini Museum Maker.

The whole My Worcester Pop-up Museum is supported by Worcester’s museums, archives and historic libraries and is only on for the weekend 20-22 August so please do come and see us in Reindeer Court while you have a chance.

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