Children at the Museum

Look what we’ve made!

Look what we’ve made!

Children’s Activity Day, 27th May A small group of children enjoyed a fun craft afternoon with a gardening theme at the East Street Museum on Wednesday 27th May   The children decorated plant pots and decorated a plant label. They made a pinwheel with some adult help and finally planted a small pot with a marigold … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 30th May 2015
Last updated: 28th August 2015



It was All About the Sea

It was All About the Sea

Children’s Craft Activity at East St Museum, Wednesday 18th February     A fun afternoon was had during the half term holiday at East St Museum. Seventeen children came along with their parents/grandparents, and made a variety of crafts associated with the sea. They made a fishing game, complete with a magnetic fishing rod so that … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, Featured, Past Events on 27th February 2015
Last updated: 27th February 2015



Santa’s Grotto at the Museum

Santa’s Grotto at the Museum

A Santa’s Helper reports: Over 100 children visited Father Christmas on Saturday 13th December at East Street Museum, both local and from further afield. A group of museum volunteer helpers had decorated the museum, including the entrance way and the whole area looked very festive with Father Christmas sitting in his armchair by the fire … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Past Events on 18th December 2014
Last updated: 11th March 2015



A Day out at the Castle

A Day out at the Castle

There are things to see and do for all ages at the Ypres Tower and school visits are  very popular.  This group of Sussex 4 and 5 year olds especially liked the dressing up,  trying to pull the longbow,  seeing how far the sea has gone away,  going inside prison cells and the Women’s Tower … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum on 27th March 2014
Last updated: 9th October 2014



Father Christmas at the Museum

Father Christmas at the Museum

                  Smiles and Presents at the Grotto Father and Mother Christmas received waves of children by the fireplace in the Rye Museum Grotto on Saturday, 14th December. Children battled snow and bubbles to get their turn — and there was the extra reward for children and parents … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, Ypres Tower Posts on 19th December 2013
Last updated: 14th February 2014



Make Christmas Decorations Dec. 7th

Make Christmas Decorations Dec. 7th

Christmas Craft Discovery  Day for 5-11 year olds Saturday December 7th  1:30 – 3:30 East Street Children can learn how to make Victorian style Christmas decorations at the East Street Museum on this afternoon — perhaps before going off to see  Rye’s Christmas lights and the arrival of Father Christmas in town.  Places must be … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum on 30th November 2013
Last updated: 8th December 2013
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What did Victorians eat?

What did Victorians eat?

Children’s Craft/Discovery Day 30th October Children who came to the Craft/Discovery Day during Wild Boar Week learned about who ate what in Victorian times and some of the differences amongst social classes: rich Victorians, working class Victorians and the workhouse poor, as well as  differences between urban and rural poor.   The children were given … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, WACOR on 7th November 2013
Last updated: 11th December 2013



Competition: Design a Flag for Christmas. Deadline 15th November

Competition:  Design a Flag for Christmas. Deadline 15th November

Can your children/grandchildren design a Victorian themed Christmas flag? They’re invited to join a WACOR (Women and Children in Rye) competition, with a chance to have their flag displayed around town throughout the Christmas period There are five categories: 5 to  7 year olds 7 to  11 year olds 11 to 14 year olds 14 … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, WACOR on 31st October 2013
Last updated: 16th November 2013



Have you ever tried Sun Printing?

Have you ever tried Sun Printing?

It’s fun! Artist photographer Tim Mitchell taught children and their parents how to do it. They used plants in the Medieval Garden at the Ypres Tower and created bunting which will be on display when we open the Women’s Tower. Here are some photos taken during the workshops:

First posted in Children at the Museum, Medieval Garden, Past Events, WACOR, Ypres Tower Posts on 11th September 2013
Last updated: 2nd October 2013
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WACOR Family Fun

WACOR Family Fun

A selection of photos from the several Family Fun Days at Tilling Green.  Themes included World War II, Smuggling and Seafaring,  and Victorian times.    

First posted in Children at the Museum, News, WACOR on 11th September 2013
Last updated: 31st October 2013