Artefact 2 - The sculpture challenge!

Each week there will be a different creative challenge as you find out about special objects from your local museum. Make some art and...

Artefact 2 - What is it?

Look at our ‘Want to know more?’ sheet to see more about Char, mobiles and how other artists have been inspired to make mobiles and...

Artefact 1 - What is it?

The artist says: Can you mix a colour like terracotta using layers of coloured pencil, wax crayons, pastels or paint? Now use this to...

BE Part of History! -What to do

Make it with Penrith and Eden Museum. Welcome to our new project. Read the information below, then have a look at the objects we have...

Minerals - Geology Gallery , Part 2

Caption - Image shows a display case of mineral specimens. As we continue to walk around the gallery we walk past a spar box displayed on...

Ages of Eden - Geology Gallery, Part 1

Caption display cases in the geology gallery Caption - Ages of Eden museum panel from Ages of Eden exhibition, showing two images, one...

Wartime at Penrith Town Hall

Caption - Penrith Town Hall, preparing for VE Day, image shows bunting hung from lamposts and a few members of the public walking by....

Jimmy the Bellman,1846-1907

An old postcard in Penrith Museum shows James Parkin standing in front of the Gloucester Arms Hotel in Great Dockray. He is holding a...

Most Magical Object - The Dobbie Stone

This is a perforated square stone, probably a line or net sinker, but which could also have been used as a ‘dobbie stone’ also know as a...

Gryphon Weathervane

This is a pattern for making a weathervane which would have been cast from a sand casing formed around it. It is from the Stalkers iron...

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