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29/09/2020

Snap! You’re back in the Victorian Era


Go along to Hollytrees Museum this October half-term and find out more about the Victorians and the birth of the modern day camera. Drop-in to the museum between Wednesday 26th and 28th October to have a go at making your own version of the earliest version of the modern day camera – the pinhole camera!

Using a mixture of materials get creative with the help of the museum staff and have fun creating your own pinhole camera. Look through the lens and see the way it changes your view of the world!

This pinhole camera event is very popular and booking is essential, please call 01206 282940 today! Sessions are being held at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm at the small cost of just £2 per child.

If you go along on the Wednesday 26th October you could also take part in our Strike a Pose Victorian Style fun event.

You can get dressed-up in Victorian costume in the surroundings of Hollytrees Museum and have your photograph taken by a professional photographer! The photograph will be taken in a sepia print to look like it was taken in the Victorian period. The sepia print photo could be of just you, your family or a group of friends!

There is no need to pre-book to have your photograph taken, just drop-in to Hollytrees Museum between 11am – 1pm and 2pm -4pm, the photograph costs just £4.50 per photo.

On Wednesday 26th October, you will also be able to see and handle some of the earliest cameras from the museum’s collection and a curator will be on hand to tell you a bit more about the cameras and to answer any questions you may have.

These are just a few of the many events that are happening at Colchester and Ipswich Museums. We have a broad range of events for families and adults all year round. To find out more information please visit: www.cimuseums.org.uk/whats-on or call 01206 282434 today.

Making a Pinhole Camera @ Hollytrees Museum
Wednesday 26 October to Friday 28 October

Strike a Pose Victorian Style @ Hollytrees Museum
Wednesday 26 October

Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG
Open: Tues – Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 11am to 5pm
FREE Admission

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