Crafty kids enjoy a Roman holiday at Royston museum

Clancy Page and Wolfie Page take part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Clancy Page and Wolfie Page take part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant

Half-term saw scores of families with bags of imagination heading down to Royston Museum for crafty fun.

Haydan Waite takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Haydan Waite takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant

Fans of the children’s TV show Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom were in their element when they were invited down to make elf hats, magic wands, fairy wings and crowns to recreate the popular animation.

On Saturday, the museum was transformed into 400AD Constantinople when children were set the task of making Roman style Gladius swords and helmets.

Michal Michel takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Michal Michel takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant

Visitors on the Saturday morning were also able to use the printing press to produce their own lino print pictures of Roman soldiers.

Museum curator Jenny Oxley said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to our half-term events, it was lovely to see the museum full of families on both craft days.

Dexter Adams takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Dexter Adams takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant


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“We’ll be letting everyone know our plans for the Easter holidays very soon.”

Owen Brown and Sean Mcallister take part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Owen Brown and Sean Mcallister take part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant

Dante Hulstrom-Allen takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum

Dante Hulstrom-Allen takes part in a Roman day at Royston Museum - Credit: Archant

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