Posted: 9th August 2016
Lots has been happening for our family and under 5 audience at North Lincolnshire Museum!
Dudley’s Den, funded by the Humber Museum Partnership, is a new space at North Lincolnshire Museum designed for children aged 5 and under.
Inspired by the wide ranging collection at the museum, the room features a range of resources and activities for children to explore, play and discover.
Babies and their grown ups will enjoy our cosy ‘under the sea’ corner with sensory resources to explore.
Toddlers and preschool children can dress up as explorers and uncover hidden objects in our mini archaeological dig. They can also explore our ‘mini museum wall’ which offers children a chance to look, touch, move and play with real museum objects from our handling collection.
Dudley’s Den provides a space for families to spend time together in our unique museum setting.
It is also the venue for our new ‘Museum Minis’ weekly sessions for children aged 5 and under. ‘Museum Minis’ are free sessions led by our learning team. They include fun, stimulating activities designed for children and parents to play and learn together.
Each week we explore a theme from the museum through creative play, stories, singing and sensory exploring. These sessions have been running for a month and so far we have hunted for fossils, enjoyed popping bubbles at bath time, made a lot of noise with pots and pans and created our own boats from junk materials. All of this with lots and lots of singing!
We are thoroughly enjoying getting to know the families that visit us and look forward to lots more fun for under 5s at the museum in the future.
Roz Macaulay, Learning Officer Under 5s