Tuesday, 26 March 2019

From maps to dragons, events at Buxton Museum


from Treasure Maps to Dragons

the first events for "Hoards"

April in Buxton Museum






We're getting going on our plans for Hoards now....the programme is out, the ideas are in, reckless enthusiasm is shaping the creativity..we will have dragons, there will be golden stones and ferocious piggy banks!


First Creeping Toad events
there is a wider programme of activity - link to follow

TRICKY TREASURE MAPS
Thursday 18th April
10am – 12 noon

Where would you hide your hoard?
What clues would you offer to the lost treasures of Grin Low, the buried wonders of Pavilion Gardens, or the Terrible Treasures of Skellybob Wood?

10 paces, 2 paces. 
A hop, a skip and a jump. 
Head north and east 
Or west and south. 
Turn around and sing….under  the bridge and over the river, 
Behind the rock, 
Behind the rocks,
Behind the last hope of any help…..

Join artist Sarah Males for a morning of wild invention: draw your own treasure map. Add as many wonderful things and terrible obstacles as can fit on a crumpled sheet of paper

No ideas? No problem! Just take a wander through the Wonders of the Peaks gallery, or even better, loiter in the Hoards exhibition…

  • Materials provided
  • Free
  • No booking needed: just drop by and join in
  • Last entry 11.30

This is a Creeping Toad event for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Hoards Event Programme
Hoards: a hidden history of ancient Britain
A British Museum and Salisbury Museum Partnership Exhibition
This exhibition runs from Saturday 13th April to Sunday 16th June, 2019 in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery




HERE BE DRAGONS
Thursday 25th April
10am – 12 noon

What will guard your hoard?
Or whose hoard are you setting out to steal? Will you slide a golden coin from under the fiery belly and watchful gaze of Smaug the Dragon? Will the Wyrm of Wormhill find its treasure plundered? Or will l there be a dragon under your bed who will wrap herself up in dressing gowns and gold and keep your treasure quite, quite safe?

Then, we should remember that Gryphons are the Hereditary Guardians of Treasure so maybe you would like an eagle-headed, lion-bodied, wide-winged friend nesting in the shrub at the bottom of your garden. Or maybe we just need a fluffy kitten to distract people…..

On this morning, we’ll be making dragons….just little ones but as friendly or as ferocious as you like

  • Materials provided
  • Free
  • No booking needed: just drop by and join in
  • Last entry 11.30



This is a Creeping Toad event for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Hoards Event Programme
Hoards: a hidden history of ancient Britain
A British Museum and Salisbury Museum Partnership Exhibition
This exhibition runs from Saturday 13th April to Sunday 16th June, 2019 in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery


Watch out for our Golden Day 
on Sunday 21st April, details to follow






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