This half term, Lowestoft Folk delivered the Cabinet of Curiosity to the Record Office at Lowestoft Library.
If you don’t know already, the Cabinet has six small drawers, each lined with gold leaf, and each drawer contains a hint relating to parts of the collections held by Lowestoft Museum.
And so, by way of introduction, we ran a creative session for children and their families, in which we asked them to think about things that they liked to collect.
From special stones and precise pieces of Lego to jewellery and admission tickets, the children all had something special that they treasured.
Well, not everyone can have a Cabinet of Curiosity – but at least we could all make trinket boxes for our treasures. And that’s just what we did.
During the course of the morning, more than 30 children took part, and many parents and grandparents rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in – literally.
One grandfather commented that he’d had to ‘tear his grandson away from the games console’ to come and take part, but that they’d had a lovely time, whilst one of the mothers said it was great to have something they could do together during the holidays.
Our thanks to Lowestoft Library for hosting the workshop; it was a lovely morning and we’d love to come back and do it all over again.