First Month of ‘Stories and Treasures of Street and Dale’!


It’s been a busy first month of the project here at Craven Museum, where we have hit the ground running, from meetings with the Architects and Museum Designers of the project, staff training (more on that later!) to putting on family friendly activities.

Although the good weather has been reluctant, we tried to encourage the sun to shine with our spring themed Make and Take family craft sessions during the Easter holidays, and had over 120 people taking part, which was absolutely fantastic. We explored the bugs and butterflies in our Natural History Collection, with the children taking inspiration to create their own, and at our second session, we created some lovely spring flowers.

We even made an appearance at Skipton Triathlon with special objects from the Museum for everyone to come and have a look at, and we also took the opportunity to do some more activities – this time flags to help cheer on the participants!.

Featuring pom poms, foam shapes and glitter glue galore, we were bowled over by the amazing and imaginative bugs, butterflies, flowers and flags created! We are planning more Make and Take sessions in the summer holidays, so keep an eye out for more dates, and we hope to see you there!