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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am-4pm
  • Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm
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  • Sunday Closed
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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
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  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Early Years storytelling

Early Years Story Time

Our Early Years storytelling sessions are aimed at nursery and reception age children and their families who attend our partner schools. Our sessions involve a story, short activity, and some further ideas you can try together as a family.

The Our Past, your Future team at Museums Northumberland are proud to share our Early Years story time with you. During the pandemic we read the book Float by Daniel Miyares which inspired this fun boat making activity.

To try out the activity, you will need:

  • Something to make a boat – why not try paper, kitchen foil or plasticine
  • Somewhere to test your boat, either a tub of water or a sink
  • Something to act as weights on your boat, for example: marbles, plasticine cannonballs or pennies work well
  • A towel to mop up any spills
  • A pencil and paper to record your results

Thank you to Simon and Schuester for letting us read this book online. This recording will be available until 30th September 2021.

Thank you to the North East Film Archive for use of the Esso Northumbria footage. To watch a full-length clip of the launch visit: https://www.yfanefa.com/record/24314

We would love to see your boats and experiments. We’d also love to hear your memories of shipbuilding along the Tyne.

If you would like to share these with us please get in touch at: stem@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk