En­cour­ag­ing young­sters to visit mu­se­ums

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Safety Campaign -

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Ash­ford Mu­seum spoke about a new scheme launched to at­tract more young visi­tors to the venue and others across Kent.

Bob Shrubb from the mu­seum in the Church­yard and Roz Mered­ith of Maid­stone Mu­seum rep­re­sented their sites at the an­nual con­fer­ence of the As­so­ci­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Mu­se­ums, at The His­toric Dock­yard in Chatham last month.

They talked about the Wheels of Time which has been de­vel­oped to en­cour­age chil­dren to visit the county’s mu­se­ums and her­itage sites.

The ini­tia­tive is a badge col­lect­ing scheme en­cour­ag­ing the ex­plo­ration of 25 Kent venues for those aged five to 11.

When chil­dren visit any of the venues in­volved they are given a dif­fer­ent badge, show­ing the site’s logo or re­lated pic­ture. A map fea­tur­ing the Wheels of Time mas­cot, Roamin’ Rex, guides chil­dren to all the sites.

The pair ex­plained at the event how Wheels of Time has been de­vel­oped and how it might be used as a model for others.

For more de­tails visit wheel­sof­t­ime.uk

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