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Redbridge Museum’s On The Move Exhibition

Redbridge Museum’s summer exhibition On The Move is coming to an end this weekend, so I thought I would go along and see what it was all about!  The theme is transport related and showcases a variety of different modes of transport.  As a first time visitor to the Museum exhibition, I wasn’t really aware of what to expect, and I was surprised that everything was extremely interactive providing lots of things for children to do.

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As you walk inside the exhibition space, there are lots of colours and signs drawn on the walls which are actually road signs. There are many huge structures which the children can climb on including a plane with seating for a pilot and co-pilot, a boat which children can climb aboard, and for children that love to dress up, there are costumes which they can wear. There was a train with lots of seats inside, so multiple people could sit and watch a video showing a drivers view of the London underground. The exhibition also includes other types of transport including wheelchairs, bicycles and scooters.

There is an assistant who is very hands on and keen to help all the children, explaining to them how things work, as she did this she explained how real versions of the exhibits would work too and the children were so mesmerised by her and you could really tell that they were interested in what she had to say.

The exhibition offers educational benefits because next to all the interactive activities there are fact sheets that described what it represented and for some pieces it described the history about it so that the children were learning and having a good time. The interactive activities included many puzzles, things they could build and games, including a variation of whack-a-rat.

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The atmosphere in the exhibition was entirely happy and the sounds of laughing and playing was very clear, a young boy called Charlie summed up his visit by saying “it’s fun!” and another young boy called Louis, when asked what he liked the most exclaimed “all of it!”. A grandparent of children playing also told me that she had brought her grandson once and he loved it so much that she brought him and his cousin back again! This proves that this exhibition is not one that should be missed!

Exhibition closes on Saturday 2 September, so hurry if you wish to experience the fun. Entry is FREE.

For more information visit the website

Guest Author: Kate Beard

 

 

 

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#MuseumWeek comes to Redbridge

Redbridge Museum will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter later this month for the first ever #MuseumWeek, a project that will connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways.

#MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24 March to Sunday 30 March and will give Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them in 140-characters bursts.

Redbridge Museum will join other UK organisations already signed up include the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and the Tate.

Redbridge Museum will join others across the UK and Europe by including the hashtag #MuseumWeek in their Tweets for the week, meaning users can follow along on Twitter. In addition, every day there will be a different theme including #MuseumSelfies, #AskTheCurator, and #MuseumMemories.

A full list of participating UK organisations can be viewed on the Museum Week UK Twitter page 

Mar Dixon (@MarDixon), an expert in social media and museums and host of the @CultureThemes project, said: “Every day of the year museums and cultural institutions across the world are using Twitter in exciting and interesting ways to tell the stories of their collections to new audiences”.

“#MuseumWeek will shine a light on these activities, giving a real-time glimpse into the workings of museums across the UK and Europe, 140 characters at a time.”

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Post Author: Akbinder Deo


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You Are Here: A history of Redbridge in Maps an exhibition

Exciting news for all you history buffs! Our  Museum’s Map exhibition has been extended to run until Saturday 14th June 2014! Take a journey with ‘A history of Redbridge in Maps’  back through space and time to discover over 2,000 years of local history.  The fascinating story of Redbridge is told through a range of beautiful maps. Look closely to uncover wartime bomb damage maps as well as local area plans. Each map is a unique work of art in its own right.

Complimented by archive photographs, museum objects, oral history and film, the exhibition invites you to see Redbridge in a new light. The maps on display are part of the local history collections of Redbridge Information & Heritage, Central Library, Ilford.

All ages are welcome to this wonderful historic event at Redbridge Museum, 1st Floor Exhibition Area, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1EA. Admission is free and you can see the exhibition at the follow times: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Sat 10 am – 4 pm.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday 22 October 2013 to Saturday 1 March 2014.

If you would like to find out more please give us a ring on 020 8708 2317 or visit the Redbridge i webpage.

Post Author: Emily Polling