Playtime through history event is a big success

Portals to the Past event at the Norris Museum, in St Ives.

Portals to the Past event at the Norris Museum, in St Ives. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people flocked to St Ives for a playtime through history event hosted at the town’s corn exchange.

Ella Cooper and Dan Shadrake

Ella Cooper and Dan Shadrake - Credit: Archant

More than 300 people attended the event, held on April 11, which gave visitors an insight into the sort of fun and games people enjoyed from the medieval period right through to the modern day.

The event was organised by the Norris Museum.

Hannah Vandrage, learning support officer at the museum, said: “It was a lovely day. We had a great turnout and there were lots of very happy and enthusiastic children playing with toys from the medieval times through the 1980s.

Ammy Walsh

Ammy Walsh - Credit: Archant

“We also had some fantastic re-enactors who taught us all how to dance and everyone got involved.”


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The museum’s next event takes place on May 31, during the half-term, and is called Batty about Bats, organised jointly with the Holt Island Nature Reserve.

For more about the event, search for the Norris Museum on Facebook.

Russ Scott, Toby Allen, and Ewan Kendall.

Russ Scott, Toby Allen, and Ewan Kendall. - Credit: Archant

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