A new programme of social and educational activity sessions will be held at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Monday afternoons, from Monday, 4 June, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, aimed mainly at those aged over 55.
Sewerby Evergreens will feature four activities on rotation : Museum Mondays; Inside Outside; Crafternoons; and the Sewerby Social. This is what participants can look forward to :
Museum Mondays will focus on the Museum and its collections, as well as talks about, and opportunities to visit, the regular exhibitions in the company of the museum team. There will be sessions exploring local history and archaeology as well as opportunities to handle real and replica objects and learn a little bit more about them.
Inside Outside sessions will focus on the grounds and the gardens. There will be opportunities to explore the grounds through guided walks and tours, and there will be talks and information sessions about plants, wildlife and natural history as well as the Zoo.
Crafternoons will be a mix, an opportunity to bring participants' own craft projects to the session and mix with likeminded people; knit and natter, sew and chat or crochet and converse. For those who fancy something different there will be some led sessions and there will be the opportunity to take part in wider museum and educational projects.
Sewerby Social is a good old fashioned games afternoon, an opportunity to chat and relax over a traditional board game or perhaps relive happy memories with games not played for years.
The first session on Monday, 4 June will be a talk about the hall and its restoration given by education officer Robert Chester.
The session on Monday, 11 June will be a walk and talk about the history and archaeology of the grounds. On Monday, 18 June, participants are asked to bring their own craft activities with them for a knit and natter, and there will be traditional games for the session on Monday, 25 June.
There is no additional charge for the Sewerby Evergreens, but normal admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens apply. In term time, adult admission costs £7.50. There is no need to book to attend the sessions.
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