Kids to run the Harris for a day

Anna Rogerson with her children, Ted Walmsley, two, Joe Walmsley, four and Sam Walmsley, one from Fulwood at the Harris Museum and Library
Anna Rogerson with her children, Ted Walmsley, two, Joe Walmsley, four and Sam Walmsley, one from Fulwood at the Harris Museum and Library

Children get a chance to try their hands at running the Harris Museum tomorrow, Saturday 30th November 2013.

The Flagmarket museum is staging a session called Kids Take Over the Museum from 11am to 3pm.

It’s a chance to join in with jobs done by staff at the institution and find out what goes on behind the scenes.

The kids get to test out the new History Trail and tell staff what needs improving and discover what creepy crawlies live in a museum and how to stop them wrecking the exhibits.

They can also take inspiration from the Masterstrokes exhibition and create their own masterpiece before deciding how best to display it in a mini-gallery.

They can work alongside Visitor Services and find out how to guide visitors around on a museum tour.

And they can also have a go at digging for treasure in the Harris’s own Archaeological Trench. Entry is free and there is no need to book.