Historyetc – Museum of Classical Archaeology

5100713374_15a1d378ef_b I can’t believe we made a picnic, drove into the city, parked (for free) all by 9.20am ready for a visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology. We had a fantastic day – Ellie our guide was brilliant, enthusiastic, informative, knowledgeable and held the attention of all the children and adults for the duration. She told numerous Greek myths and legends as well as factual elements. Even got them looking at the masculinity of Zeus’ bottom!

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Towards the end of the session we had a go at sketching. It was our first visit to this museum despite regularly visiting the cities numerous other museums and will definitely make a point of returning both as a group and even on our own.

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We found a bench outside within the university grounds and were soon very kindly offered one of the lecture rooms to eat our lunch – normally food and drink is not allowed in lecture rooms apparently so the curator was very brave to let a group of 2-12 year olds take their picnics in!! The girls, nor I had ever been into a university lecture room before so it was quite exciting! 🙂

After we had finished our lunch and brushed away the crumbs we took a five minute walk to watch a University Wind Orchestra concert which was excellent. Another first for myself and the girls, we had never been to watch an orchestra before and didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as we did. Very impressed with the seating plan 😉

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Ended a fabulous afternoon back at the beans for tea and chat. Kids had a good couple of hours to play which they enjoyed.

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