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The national Festival of Archaeology runs this year from 16th - 31st July. You might not have realised it, but there's an amazing archaeology collection at Penlee House, with some particularly brilliant prehistoric objects. Come and explore the collections and join in with some prehistoric fun!
For more information on the Festival of Archaeology please visit www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk
No need to book; drop in any time between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 30th July
The remains of ancient Cornwall are not just found below ground; there are many reminders which you can still see if you’re out and about today. Find out more about these astonishing monuments and create a model of one of them.
Plus...try your hand at prehistoric painting as we turn the Coach House walls into cave walls...and explore the collections further by getting ‘hands-on’ with our replica artefacts.
FREE family activities take place every Wednesday between 27th July and 31st August; drop in any time between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday 27th July
A cloudy afternoon
There are some amazing clouds in the paintings in the summer exhibition at Penlee. Come along and see how many different types you can find and make your own cloud spotters’ guide.
Wednesday 3rd August
A stitch in time
Have a go at recreating one of the paintings in Penlee using needle and thread rather than paintbrush and paint.
Wednesday 10th August
Create and customise your own Penlee sketchbook and take part in our sketching challenge!
Wednesday 17th August
Postcards from Penlee
Included amongst the collections at Penlee are many amazing old postcards. Be inspired by the old postcards and the paintings to design your own postcard; take it home or leave it with us to post back to you!
Wednesday 24th August
St Michael’s Mount scrap heap challenge
St Michael’s Mount was and is a popular subject for painters in Cornwall, and features in many of the paintings in the summer exhibition. Can you build a miniature version of the Mount from our scrap materials?
Wednesday 31st August
Sock sea creatures
We have many paintings of the sea in the summer exhibition but rarely can you see what’s living in the sea. Imagine some of the creatures you mind find under the waves and create one using old socks and fabrics. If you have any old socks please bring them along with you!
For more information and to book a place, please call 01736 363625 or email email@example.com