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MNH to launch children’s ‘Discovery Trail’ at the Manx Museum 16 February 2009

This February half term, Manx National Heritage will launch a new children’s ‘Discovery Trail’ at the award-winning Manx Museum in Douglas. The Manx Museum, Douglas

From Monday 23rd February onwards children from 5 to 11 years old will be able to travel back in time and explore the Island’s past, from prehistoric to Viking to more recent times. The Manx Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and admission is free of charge.

Howard Parkin, Public Services Manager for Manx National Heritage said:

“The ‘Discovery Trail’ will involve answering questions and completing small activities in different galleries throughout the Island’s national museum, helping children to get the most out of their visit. At the end of the trail all children will receive an Educational Discovery Voucher, enabling them to visit another Manx National Heritage attraction for free!”

Victorian decoupage.Also during half term at The House of Manannan in Peel there will be ‘Victorian Papercraft Workshops’ for children daily from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th February inclusive. Children from 5 to 15 years old will be able to learn the skills of Victorian decoupage. Each child will be able to make a picture frame, bookmark or card and take it home to keep or even give to someone special. Workshops will run at 10.30am and 1.30pm daily, last 1 ½ hours and cost £2.80 per child. Spaces can be reserved by telephoning 01624 648000. The House of Manannan, Peel

Anthea Young, Education Services Officer for Manx National Heritage commented:

“The Victorian decoupage picture frames, bookmarks and cards would make great gifts for Mother’s Day, which falls on March 22nd this year.”

So this half term come along to the Manx Museum in Douglas where children will be able to travel through time on a trail to discover more about the Island’s fascinating past. And don’t forget to call ahead and reserve a space for your child in a Victorian Papercraft Workshop at The House of Manannan in Peel!

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