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A houseful of Stories

Local history, significant people and curious objects.

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a museum? Do you want to test your knowledge of your local area and maybe find out some fascinating facts along the way?
This 2 hour workshop includes local history, object handling, activities around the museum spaces and a tour of our cabinet of curiosities. Get yourself to The Whitaker!

This workshop can be booked for a morning or afternoon session.

  • Dates
    Thursday 27th January 2022 – Sunday 31st December 2023
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Cost: £90 for 2 hours.


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Sessions focus on local history, the life of a museum and its collections and how objects can be used to tell stories of past societies , inspire drama, poetry, writing and music. Pupils are given a safe space to explore the past, meet the present and have a voice in creating the future.

You will work with a knowledgeable local tour guide and museum staff on this 2 hour exploration of The Whitaker. Hear true stories about Rossendale and notable people from the past, find out why we have a tiger and a phyton and make your own mini-museum to keep.

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