From seaside donkeys to woolly mammoths - it’ll be a hairy half term at Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum

Scratby donkeys are appearing at Great Yarmouth's Time and Tide Museum on Monday.

Scratby donkeys are appearing at Great Yarmouth's Time and Tide Museum on Monday. - Credit: Archant

Seaside donkeys will be among attractions entertaining children at Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum next week.

The sociable animals will be at the museum on Monday, along with some miniature versions, bringing a taste of a British tradition that chimes with the bygone displays.

Although youngsters wont be able to ride the donkeys they will be able to learn about animal care and enjoy a host of other activities to do with much larger woolly beasts - mammoths.

A Mammoth Museum Trail will be running all week to win a little hairy prize.

And while there will be opportunities to learn about Great Yarmouth’s history of donkeys, woolly mammoths and Norfolk’s biggest elephant visitors can also make their own mini woolly mammoths to take away.


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Meanwhile at the Elizabethan House Museum on Wednesday, the museum’s series of First World War events continues with Bully Beef and Chow. Visitors can find out about field kitchens, food and rations with First World War cartoon character ‘Old Bill’ and his troops and take away a recipe for Trench Stew.

Meanwhile a herbalist will be at the Tolhouse Gaol on Tuesday and Thursday revealing all about the healing powers of herbs.

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In ‘Wise Old Witches and Peculiar Potions’, visitors can make their own herbal brew, compose a spell and find out about the Great Witch Trial which will may prove that not all witches were women.

Then on Sunday May 31 ‘The Model Show’ completes what is being billed as a “mammoth week of events” as model makers and their models will be show-cased around the Time and Tide Museum.

From model boats and book characters to a biplane and remote control trucks, this event is said to be a celebration of all things small but perfectly formed.

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