Black Sheep Explorers Create Toy Display
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating the culmination of its Inside Out Project which aims to involve local teenagers with their local museum.
The Explorer Scouts used past and modern toys to create the displays which they researched and created themselves. Having identified modern toys they felt would be interesting in 50 years time, they collected the toys and spent several sessions with museum staff finding historic objects to pair up with the modern counterparts.
Councillor James Scholes, Portfolio Holder for Stronger Communities said, " The display cases that have been put together by the Explorer Scouts are brilliant. The hard work and thought that went into creating and developing the concept is reflected in the finished project, of which they should be very proud. Thank you to the Black Sheep Unit for making the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery Inside Out project such a success"
The project was made possible with funding from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the Lottery Fund, and Renaissance in the Regions.
The displays were opened last night Thursday 21st march in the Town hall and Museum
Here are some of the unit beside one of the displays.