Tuesday, September 26, 2023

See Life As A Victorian Child At Strutt’s North Mill Museum This Half-Term

Strutt’s North Mill Museum in Belper will have a host of activities for children over the February half-term.

The museum in Belper is a Grade I listed building with World Heritage status. Based in Strutt’s North Mill, originally built in 1776 and re-built in 1804, the museum tells the story of the Strutt family, and how Jedediah Strutt introduced cotton spinning to the Derwent Valley.

At half-term the museum will be opening their doors to children, when they can drop in (with an adult) and experience what it was like to be a child in Victorian times.

They will have the opportunity to take part in activities including dressing up as a Victorian child, playing Victorian games, making a peg doll, constructing an osier (willow) bird feeder, having a go at a simple form of spinning and becoming a young archivist.

The museum’s “Half Term Happening” will take place Monday – Wednesday Feb 19th, 20th and 21st February.

Drop in anytime between 10.30 – 3pm.  £2.50 per child, accompanying adult free.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Directions: Head North out of Belper to the Triangle, turn left at the lights and right into the second car park nearest to the river bridge.

For more information visit the Strutt’s North Mill Museum website here.

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