Graffiti art workshop and Vikings day for children at Ely Museum

PUBLISHED: 10:39 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:39 13 April 2018

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

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Children got creative and then took a step back in time during two separate events held at Ely Museum.

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

A graffiti art workshop for 10-14-year-olds on Wednesday (April 11) saw 15 young people spending four hours with international graffiti artist Si Mitchell.

After being inspired to draw they turned their ideas into pieces of graffiti art.

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“The day was extremely popular, with great enthusiasm from all the participants,” said curator Ellie Hughes.

“This was a different sort of activity for us. It was a trial activity for older children and we are delighted that it was so popular.”

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Then, on Thursday (April 12), Vikings invaded Ely Museum for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds.

They made helmets and boats and Viking beads as well as dressing up and learning about Viking clothing, accessories and weaponry from a Viking re-enactor.

Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Vikings invaded Ely Museum on April 12 for a holiday activity for five to 11-year-olds. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“Everyone who came had a great time learning about the Vikings and having a go at the crafts,” added Ellie.

The next family activity is Golden Treasures, for five to 11-year-olds on Thursday May 31. Places should be pre-booked and cost £3.

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