Museums@Home 2020 Answers Your Historical Questions

Museum@Home 2020 shows Nantwich Museum picture on a laptop

Nantwich Museum has announced the re-scheduling of the Museums@Home 2020 online festival organised by Cheshire’s Heritage Learning Network, which will now take place 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Sunday 23 August. The event, a collaboration between the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, The Silk Museum in Macclesfield and Nantwich Museum, involves participants submitting questions by Wednesday 12 August, some of which will be answered on the day through a series of short films.

Museums@Home 2020

It will be possible to “Ask an Egyptian”, “Ask a Roman”, “Ask a Victorian”, “Ask a Tudor” or “Ask a soldier from the English Civil War”, or more than one if appropriate. For example, there may be something people have always wanted to know about Egyptian mummies, a Roman soldier’s armour or what life was like for a Victorian child? Questions should be submitted by Wednesday 12 August, the Egyptian ones to: Natalie at education@silkmacclesfield.org.uk, Roman and Victorian ones to Virginia at: virginia.kettle@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk and Tudor and Civil War ones to: Kate at education@nantwichmuseum.org.uk.

Kate Dobson, Manager, Nantwich Museum
Kate Dobson, Manager, Nantwich Museum

“Museums@Home 2020” is part of a wider initiative including schools and dialogues with teachers are actively being sought to identify requirements. The plan is to provide more online resources including opportunities to “handle objects” and have a look behind the scenes at local museums and heritage sites.

For further information contact Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk.