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This Month at March & District Museum...

09 February 2016 14:59
B17 Exhibition

This February we have a superb treat for railway enthusiasts at March & District Museum, as we are featuring a B17 Steam Locomotive Trust Exhibition running from Wednesday 3rd February 2016 to Wednesday 10th February 2016. What’s more as this is such an exciting exhibition and one of significant local importance, the museum will be open from 10.30am to 3.30pm daily with the exception of Sunday instead of only being open on Wednesday and Saturday as usual.

The exhibition includes the original B17 steam locomotive nameplates, Sandringham and Helmingham Hall. Helmingham Hall was located at March and was chosen as the funeral train for King George V eighty years ago, and we are delighted to be collaborating with the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust who themselves are doing excellent work. Please do join us to find out more.

If you are looking for something for the little ones to do, why not bring your children to the museum? Not only will they learn about our local history and heritage but they can also take part in our Beatrix Potter treasure hunt. We also have a children’s corner for little ones to enjoy.

The Museum Society’s evening presentation this month is from local man and wonderfully engaging, John Shaw who will focus on Zeppelins and the Hindenburg Crash. The presentation will be held on the evening of February 12th 2016 from 7.30pm and held at St Peter’s Church Hall, located across the road from the Museum. There is parking on site. Admission is £3.00 and for members of the society only £2.00, light refreshments are included and all are welcome.

The museum is also engaging with young people on a super project called, “Marchamind.” Marchamind enables young people to engage with local history and heritage and is particularly based on March and the surrounding villages. It is an interactive online quiz, based on social media – Twitter and Facebook. We are working on this project in collaboration with 20Twenty Productions, 20Twenty Youth Theatres and 20Twenty Apprentices. I have to say it has been very exciting having young people come into the museum, choose artefacts they find of interest, they then learn about them, film them, film people who know about historical fact and then edit the footage ready for uploading onto YouTube. To find out more please go to 20Twenty’s Facebook page or @Marchamind on Twitter.

Have you ever thought you would like to be involved in some way with the Museum? If so we have plenty of volunteer roles available. March & District Museum is purely 100% voluntary led, and we have an inspired, dedicated and loyal group of volunteers helping us each and every day, but we would love to have more. If you are looking for something different, that will enable you to learn more about your local area from a historical perspective then please do get in touch. The time commitment you provide can be as little or as much as you want.

To find out more about March & District Museum, please go to our website, www.marchmuseum.co.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter too. If you would like to find out more about volunteering or would like to volunteer please contact me directly, amandacarlin@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to help.