Royston Museum holds series of special sessions on military and astronomy for children

PUBLISHED: 10:43 03 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:43 03 March 2017

Adam Culling, curator of Royston Museum, demonstrating how troops stored their rations on the battlefield, to Cody and Imogen Bell. Picture: Clive Porter

Adam Culling, curator of Royston Museum, demonstrating how troops stored their rations on the battlefield, to Cody and Imogen Bell. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

Youngsters have taken part in a special series of activity sessions at the Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery.

Sean McAlister enjoying himself at the Royston Museum’s Second World War Activity Day Picture: Clive PorterSean McAlister enjoying himself at the Royston Museum’s Second World War Activity Day Picture: Clive Porter

The museum put on Discovery Days and one theme was on the military and for another session, on space, the museum was joined by members of the Letchworth & District Astronomical Society.

Museum curator Adam Culling said: “This was great opportunity for children to discover the military history of Royston.

“I could describe how uncomfortable and heavy the uniforms and weapons that soldiers from Royston would have used during the first and second world wars, but actually handling and wearing these items themselves has a far greater impact on the children.

“Sharon and Robin from the astronomical society were fantastic,” Adam said.

“Not only did they bring with them a selection telescopes and other astronomy equipment, but they were also on hand to answer any questions the children – and adults – had about space and astronomy.”

For more about the museum, see roystonmuseum.org.uk

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