Heritage Half Term Activities
To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition – the Museum of Island History will be open free of charge on Tuesday 22 February and Thursday 24 February between 10am – 1pm.
The new exhibition will explore and celebrate the history of Newport, it will showcase the archaeology and social history of the town with photographs, paintings, and artefacts. We hope to develop the exhibition alongside the people of the Island and would like people’s memories and stories of the town to add to the display. In half term week there will be also be a photo hunt for families and activities to take away.
The Newport exhibition has been supported by funding from the Heritage High Street Action Zone Cultural Programme. The funding will also assist the compilation of a Newport resource pack which will be available online and we hope to welcome schools to try out a Newport themed workshop. The exhibition will develop throughout 2022 and will be accompanied by further free entry days, family workshops and history talks.
Newport Roman Villa will also be open on Monday 21 February between 10am – 2pm for a special reduced price of just £1 per person. Come and explore the incredible Roman remains, museum display and Roman garden. There will be a photo hunt for families and an activity pack to complete at home.
The events are organised by the Isle of Wight Council’s Heritage Service. For more information contact Corina Westwood, Curator Human History
(Image courtesy of Isle of Wight Heritage Service)