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Toy stories at Sudley House

27 February 2012 by Lisa

Here’s one of our Education Demonstrators, Angelica Vanasse, to tell us about some of the fun family events that have been happening at Sudley House…


Children's mural of Noah's Ark

A Noah’s Ark wall mural made during the event.

Sudley House came alive with children and families and toys galore on last month with our ‘Toy Stories’ event.  Members of the education, communities and visitors teams from the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House were on hand to deliver a fantastic range of toy-tastic activities inspired by the Victorian toys in the Sudley House collection.  

We made a Noah’s Ark wall mural (the only toy that Victorian children could play with on a Sunday) with creatures great and small, along with peg dolls and colourful spinning tops.  We also had some larger-than-life games to play with (Connect Four, anyone?) and plenty of toy-rific tales being told by our storyteller in residence, Ros. Later, everyone went on the lookout for runaway toys during a delightfully interactive toy hunt.  

The huge dining room table downstairs was laid out for colouring and was quite a grand setting for getting creative! We saw lots of families come in on the day and get involved and everyone left with a crafty little collection of handmade toys.  Thanks to all who attended and helped to make this day such a great success! 

For info on other upcoming events be sure to check our what’s on listings.

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