Saturday, 27 June 2015

Amberley Museum

At last, Hannah was well enough yesterday to go on the field trip I had organised to Amberley Museum . It was lovely to be out with friends again, and the museum was as much fun as we had remembered! We visited last year for the first time and we were keen to go back as there is so much to see and do there.

Vintage bus ride
 Hannah loved the Milne Electricity Hall. The children had a great time testing all the switches and lights, and looking at all the vintage appliances.

In the past times section there were some T.V's from the 1960's and 70's. Spotting a portable TV/Cassette player unit Hannah exclaimed " It's not even as big as an ipad mini!!"
For me, born in 1967 these things were all very familiar!

The Earth Telecommunication Hall was also very popular. Hannah and her friends practiced telephoning each other on the old fashioned telephones. Funny watching them remembering to lift the receiver before dialing, and painstakingly dialing the numbers.

Messages via telegram instead of text message!

In the railway center
 We visited the pottery and the children all made some pottery pieces to take home. Hannah made an owl.

Hannah had a Harry Potter moment outside the broom makers workshop.

In the timber yard the wood turners were all busy demonstrating their skills. The children played giant tick tack toe on a wooden board, tabletop skittles and admired the wooden ornaments. They each bought a wooden flower to take home.

We walked the nature trail, past the bodgers camp and bug hotel,

visited the vintage fire station,

 and finished our day in the playground.

The weather was beautiful and we had a really lovely day out with our friends :-)

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