Amazing Museums and Young Writers this Half Term

Published: 25 May 2017


There’s plenty on offer for young visitors to Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace this half term holiday. On Thursday 1st June primary aged children can create a mini-Museum filled with treasures from around the world, and write their name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The activity is inspired by another famous Lichfieldian Elias Ashmole, who was born 400 years ago this May on Breadmarket Street and founded the well-known Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Sessions are just £2 at 11am and 12pm, with advance booking recommended (Call 01543 264 972 to book your place). Half Term also sees the start of a new Young Writers Group for the city on Saturday 3rd June at 2pm. Meeting fortnightly, local writer Stewart Derry will lead sessions for 11-18 years olds with an interest in writing, which could be anything from stories and poems to plays and comics. Jo Wilson from the Birthplace Museum said: “our young writers group aims to inspire and develop writers’ skills while making new friends and having opportunities to share and publish their work. It’s a very exciting new venture for us and we are looking forward to welcoming a new generation of writers to the house”. Young writers cost £5 per session, contact 01543 264 972 or email to book a place in the group. The Museum is open daily from 10.30am- 4.30pm throughout the holidays and standard admission is free of charge.