Come along to Epping Forest District Museum to see how year 8 students from King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy, transform the museum as part of Takeover Day.
Where: Epping Forest District Museum, 39 – 41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL
When: Wednesday 20 November
Time: 11am – 3pm
The students will be giving tours around the museum as well as running short activities. Over the last two months a small group of year 8 students have worked with museum staff to go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to run a museum for the day.
They have themed their take over around climate change, linking it to the current Ice Age exhibition; they will compare this natural occurrence of climate change with the present day situation.
Takeover Day is a national celebration (created by Kids in Museums) of young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they work alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the organisation or venue.
To find more, visit kidsinmuseums.org.uk
Can’t make it on the day?
If you’re unable to come along on the day, don’t worry, as part of Takeover Day the students will also be taking over the museum Twitter account. Keep up to date with what they get up to by following @efdmuseum