Time Travellers at the City Museum

Press Release: 18/10/2007

Budding “Time Lords” are being invited to travel through time at a free Big Draw workshop being held at the City Museum at the start of the half term holiday.

The museum’s very own time machine will “beam in” for the day, so that children can enter and decorate its walls with their own colourful artwork, inspired by weird and wonderful objects from Winchester’s past that have crossed time to end up in the museum. Young time travellers will also have the opportunity to make their very own mini time machine to take home with them.

The workshop, which is being run by Creative Workshops for Children, will be held on Saturday 20th October from 10.30am until 3.30pm at the City Museum in The Square, Winchester. The workshop is free and no booking is required, so anyone can just turn up and enjoy the fun! All materials are provided.

Robin Iles, Education Officer at Winchester City Council’s museums services, said: “Just imagine you could hitch a ride with Dr Who and travel back in time to a distant point in Winchester’s past. What time in history would you want to visit, and what images would you bring back with you of life in the city long ago?“

Cllr.Patricia Stallard, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport, added: “Winchester City Council is pleased to play its part in the Big Draw 2007, the national initiative by the Campaign for Drawing. Big Draw events are all about making art fun and accessible for local children and their parents.”  

Admission to the City Museum is free and opening hours during half term are 10.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday, 12noon-5.00pm on Sunday.