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Summer fun for children at the Guildhall Museum

Date: 18/07/2008           Category: Tourism

Children aged 5 and up can keep busy at The Guildhall Museum in Rochester High Street during the summer holidays. There will be a range of free activities based on the museum’s new temporary exhibition Sport for All: Going for Gold in Medway and inspired by the Beijing games. From Tuesday, 24 July to Friday, 29 August the theme is Discovering Sport in Medway. Children can make their own souvenirs from the exhibition, including a racing board game, a jumping athlete figure, a penny farthing card, and a a moving Chinese dragon. The activities run from 10am to 4pm. Craft worker Anni Watson will be running her popular workshops at the museum. Going For Gold will be the focus for 7 and 20 August, giving the children a chance to make their own championship medal. On 14 and 26 August the workshops will be based on A Winning Design, and Anni will be helping children to make a badge based on Chinese symbols. The workshops take place from 11am to1pm and 2 to 4pm on each date. Visitors are welcome to drop in at any time during the workshops, and the activities will last about half an hour. All children should be accompanied by an adult. For further information contact The Guildhall Museum on 01634 848717 The museum is open every day except Monday, from 10am-4pm The exhibition Sport for All: Going for Gold in Medway opens on 26th July and runs until April 2009.