Fun day as kids learn about Gristhorpe Man

Ellie Carabine, 6, enjoys making a skeleton with mum Gemma
Ellie Carabine, 6, enjoys making a skeleton with mum Gemma

HISTORY was brought to life during a special activity event at Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum.

The family fun day featured activities based on Gristhorpe Man, a 4,000-year-old skeleton, and other popular exhibits.

Anna Carabine enjoys the day

Anna Carabine enjoys the day

Children made skeletons and clay models of their own.

They also made masks and completed a quiz based on the museum’s displays.

Will Watts, of Scarborough Museums Trust, said: “This was one of our regular holiday fun days, which are always popular.

“The children used modern detective techniques to explore Gristhorpe Man’s history and how he lived.

“The activities were very hands-on and there was lots of fun and mess.”

Anna Carabine, 10, was at the event with her mum, Gemma, and sister, Ellie. She said: “I really enjoyed it - there was loads of stuff to do.

“The quiz was really good fun as you had to look in all the displays for the answers.”

Mr Watts said it had been a busy week at the museum with lots of families coming in to enjoy the free activity sessions.

For more details just call into the Rotunda Museum.

During the school holidays there is a session there every Wednesday and there are activities at Scarborough Art Gallery every Thursday.