our first ever heritage half-term activitIes programme for children and their families

The programme consists of four activities, one each day starting on Monday 25th through to Thursday 28th October from 1100 - 1300. It is aimed at those under 14 and their families. Activities will be held in different areas of the Museum.

 

The programme is provided at no cost. There is only one request and that is  children under 15 are accompanied by an adult, and hopefully adults will join in the fun.

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All activities are held at Chard Museum which is at the top of the High Street. Read our Visit Us page for directions and the nearest parking.

As part of Culturally Chard and the Big Draw workshops take place with Somerset Art Works artists at the Museum. The Big Draw Festival takes place worldwide throughout October, celebrating all forms of drawing and creativity. 

ACTIVITY 1 Monday October 25th 1100 - 1300

Unfortunately the Covid spike being experienced in Somerset and particularly Chard has resulted in the postponement of this Activity. However, the Tuesday and Wednesday activites are still going ahead. Please join us.

ACTIVITY 2 Tuesday October 26th 1100 - 1300

CHARACTER CAVALCADE OF CHARD - who are Chard’s most significant figures past and present, real and fictional? Help to make them visible on paper and fabric with a drawing and sewing workshop creating characters for Chard community’s new textile banners project. With artist and teacher Jenny Mellings

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ACTIVITY 3 Wednesday October 27th 1100 - 1300

MACHINES OF EARTH AND AIR - make both large and miniature scale sketches of flying machines of all types and archaic farm equipment. Roam the Museum to collect your ideas, touch and feel the artefacts from days gone by.

ACTIVITY 4 Thursday October 28th 1100 - 1300

Unfortunately the Covid spike being experienced in Somerset and particularly Chard has resulted in the postponement of this Activity. However, the Tuesday and Wednesday activites are still going ahead.

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The Museum is pleased to work with Somerset Artworks to put on these activites and link directly with the Culturally Chard programme that is raising the profile of the High Street area, and the proud heritage of our Town.

Explore the Museum's  Victorian Schoolroom, and find out what is wrong with this image.

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