Auckland Castle's Pop Up Museum

On Friday 23rd November we had a visit from Auckland Castle's Pop up Museum. The curators, Debra and Rebecca, brought lots of props and costumes.

Auckland Castle's Pop Up MuseumAuckland Castle's Pop Up Museum

First, we tried out sitting on the huge throne and then we looked at artifacts while wearing white museum gloves. Before lunch, we listened to a story about a boar and then made a cardboard boar with hair and googly eyes.

Auckland Castle's Pop Up MuseumAuckland Castle's Pop Up Museum

In the afternoon we dressed up as Kings, Queens, Prince Bishops and knights. We told stories about people, who once lived in the castle, using freeze frames. We had an amazing day and the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it!

Auckland Castle's Pop Up MuseumAuckland Castle's Pop Up Museum

Leo - We learnt that knights have armour, swords and bows and arrows.

George - My favourite part was catching the robber in the story.
 
Abigail - I loved dressing up in the costumes.
 
Michael - I remembered that monks were Christians who did lots of thinking.
 
Mrs Oliver - This was a wonderful experience for the children. They thoroughly enjoyed the activities and were enthusiastic when talking about the museum on the  Monday after the visit. George and Abigail could retell the story of Pollard and the boar with great detail. The children particularly loved sitting on the throne and holding the sword and crook. New vocabulary such as cope and mitre were discovered and used by the children (and staff).
Published on Thursday 29 November 2018 by Mr M Hall.