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Tower Museum to host interactive artefact workshop

20 April 2017

The Tower Museum is offering the public an opportunity to get an up close look at some of the artefacts from its collection when it hosts a ‘Remembering the Past’ workshop this Friday April 21st from 10.30am – 11.30am.

The free admission event is part of the museum’s sensory reminiscence programme that aims to invoke people’s memories by encouraging interaction with items from the past.

Assistant Education and Access Officer at the Tower Museum, Betty Doherty, encouraged people to avail of the chance to explore the past and even bring along their own artefacts if they wish.   

“This is a great opportunity for members of the public to see up close some of the collections from our stores,” she said.

“We would urge the public to come along and perhaps reminisce about the items’ use and whether they invoke memories from childhood.

 “If anyone has any interesting artefacts, family heirlooms or strange objects they would like to know more about, this would be a great opportunity to bring them along and show them to our museum team.”

Acting Education Officer at the Tower Museum, Ronan McConnell, added that the event comes after a recent successful workshop where the public had the chance to view artefacts from the popular Laurentic exhibition.

“We had a very successful interactive workshop with artefacts from the Laurentic last week and we would like to keep increasing access to our collections with events such as these,” he said.

“We will have objects from home life, the Second World War, the 1950s and indeed the 1960s for participants to engage with so I’d encourage people to come along to the Tower Museum on Friday 21 April and spend the morning with us remembering our past.”

If you would like to attend please contact the Tower Museum on 028 7137 2411 to book your place or email [email protected].  

Admission is free.