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Sea-inspired activities draw youngsters to Sidmouth Museum

PUBLISHED: 06:56 16 August 2017

Children enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah Hall

Children enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah Hall

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Sidmouth Museum and Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub team up to show youngsters about the town’s coastal heritage.

Children enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah HallChildren enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah Hall

Creative youngsters enjoyed a day of activities learning about the town’s coastal heritage at Sidmouth Museum.

The tourist attraction teamed up with Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub to host the day, which attracted nearly 40 children.

Louise Cole and Coco Hodgkinson, from the hub, volunteered to bring their ‘Creativity on the Coast’-based activities to the museum.

The young visitors tapped 
into their creative side through a range of activities, including tile rolling, card designing and star fish rubbing.

Children enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah HallChildren enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah Hall

Therina Mulder, leading the museum’s young visitors’ section, set the youngsters a sea-based quiz tasking the visitors to find items around the displays.

She added: “It is about encouraging them to go round the museum and see what’s on offer and hopefully [they will] come back.”

Louise Cole, director for the coastal hub, said the event helped youngsters to learn about the town’s coastal heritage.

She added: “The museum is trying to do more activities for children over the summer.

Children enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah HallChildren enjoy getting creative with Sidmouth Seafest at Sidmouth Museum. PICTURES: Sarah Hall

“We took these coastal connections and had pictures for inspiration of seasonal fish with information about them. They could then design their own tiles and cards and it was really nice.”

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