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Make and do at the museum

TRADITIONAL peg making, make a bird pudding, make a paper chain snake and Learn how to rag-rug like a Victorian were just some of the activities on offer at a museum in Singleton over half-term.


Families visiting the Weald & Downland Living Museum were spoilt for choice for things to do.


As well as the main highlights, the staff had put on a timetable packed with things to make and do.


Kirsty Smith attended during half-term with her sons, Zak, aged nine, and Caleb, aged seven.


She said: “We have had a really busy day at the museum. The boys have both enjoyed the crafts and looking around. I think it’s great that you can come here and not just enjoy the countryside but also get busy making things.


“We always try and come here during the school holidays because Zak and Caleb both enjoy creative projects.


“I do it with them at home sometimes but I do like them coming here because it can be hard to always think of different ideas and also there is no mes for me to clear up after!”


During the week, the Furniture Exhibition: ‘Just Champion’ was held in the Michael Burton Gallery. These were items made by Roger Champion to furnish the museum houses giving visitors a unique opportunity to see pieces alongside each other.


Sally-Anne and Roger Davis, from London, had been visiting their daughter, Judith, and their grandchildren for half-term.


Roger said: “We thought on our last day in Sussex, we would bring the grandchildren to the museum because it was highly rated online.


“They’ve had a lovely day, looking at the old houses and learning bits and pieces and seeing animals and feeding the ducks on the pond.”


Sally-Anne added: “Johnny is six and Freddie is ten and they’re at that lovely age where they enjoy seeing new things.


“They have both loved all the activities which have been put on, and also finding them in the different buildings as been part of the fun.”

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