Fun history event for kids

GLADIATORS, weapons and coins from momentous historical periods will be on display at North Somerset Museum throughout next week’s school holidays.

History week kicks off on Monday and aims to put a human face to the past, allowing visitors to meet characters from times gone by.

The event, in Burlington Street, Weston, will give people the opportunity to handle objects, try on clothes and armour and talk to the characters to find out more about how their ancestors lived.

On Monday visitors can learn about the Romans and topics include soldiers, gladiators, games and toys.

On Tuesday everyday life in a Georgian household will be discussed, including crafts, food, clothing and games.


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The Normans will be Wednesday’s topic and food, cooking, weapons and coin making will be covered.

On Thursday people can checkout what games, food and clothing the Tudors lived with and The Second World War will be discussed on Friday including life, the blitz, bombs and bunkers.

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All the activities are free, but normal admission prices to the museum apply.

No booking is necessary and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The museum is open from 11am- 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

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