Get creative at the County Museum

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Published Monday, 7th August 2017

Youngsters will get the chance to make a boat, plane or rocket that is powered by solar energy at Worcestershire County Museum.

Creative Construction runs at Worcestershire County Museum, based at Hartlebury Castle near Kidderminster, from Tuesday, 15th to Thursday 17th.

Event organiser Pippa Ashmore spent some time working for the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Mid Wales which looks at ways of sustaining a greener life style.

Using skills learned there she will be offering children visiting the museum a chance to create a boat, rocket, plane or windmill, affix a solar panel and propeller and watch the sun power the mini motor.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy using building blocks and other construction games, and creating a tube house to take home. There is also a Creative Construction trail around the museum all week, and on Tuesday there is a chance to have a go at archery as well.

Creative Construction Week is part of a programme of Summer Fun at the museum this August.

The following week, August 22-24, will focus on Space, with youngsters tasked with making rockets and trying on space suit costumes.

Activity days cost £2 per child for the day's activities after the normal admission fee (which is £13 for a family ticket).

For more information call 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk