The Cabinet of Curiosity is really sparking the interest of visitors to Lowestoft Museum – not least because of the beautiful Victorian outfits worn by Patricia and Phoebe, both from the Making Waves Together project.
Patricia and Phoebe have taken the Cabinet out into the Nicholas Everitt Park and used it to introduce visitors to many of the stories and characters contained within the Museum. So far, more than 55 adults and children have explored the treasures contained in the Cabinet drawers, listened to the recordings and read the wonderful Lowestoft Folk stories.
“This has made such a difference to our visit,” one mother told me. “It’s added 100% to the children’s enjoyment and they’ve loved going in to the Museum and finding all the things that they’ve seen in the Cabinet of Curiosity.”
“It’s been brilliant, it’s really helped them engage with the Museum and we’ll definitely come back.”
The Cabinet of Curiosity will feature in two further public events – on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August and again on Monday, 3rd September, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. After that, it will feature in the Lowestoft Museum Open Day on Saturday, 8th September, when artists Caitlin Howells and Liam Carroll will be running public workshops and story telling sessions from 1pm onwards.