Edutainment at the Time and Tide

EDUCATION meets entertainment at Great Yarmouth’s award-winning Time and Tide Museum over half term.

A series of fun events have been arranged to compliment the child-friendly collections which bring history to life for modern children brought up with interactive gadgets rather than dusty books.

Activities start on Sunday when youngsters can design their own treasure map using pen and inks to create their own treasure island.

On Tuesday the topic is Life Before the North Sea when youngsters can meet natural history curator Dr Dave Waterhouse and find out about animals and people who lived in their area thousands of years ago. Children are also invited to take along their own fossil finds for identification and make their own replica ones.

On Thursday the emphasis switches to wildlife in the North Sea with diver Rob Spray who will help youngsters discover the largest chalk reef in the world off our coast.

The last event is on Sunday when children can make their own sea life fridge magnet.

All activities run from 11am-4pm and are free with normal admission prices, adults �4.50, concessions �3.80, children �3.30.

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Next Saturday people can visit the Tolhouse Museum for free as part of Great Yarmouth Library’s relaunch celebration and have the opportunity to make their own hand-stitched note book at no charge.

For more information visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk or call 01493 743930.