The mini museum project is at the heart of Prescot Museum’s aim to make their collection of objects and photographs more accessible to the public. These exciting displays are best suited to schools, colleges and community spaces, encouraging interest in the social history of Knowsley.
What is a mini museum?
A mini museum is just that – mini museum display cases on wheels!
They arrive at your venue empty and all ready for you to create your own exciting displays inside. This can be objects collected and gathered together as part of your group’s project, or objects and images created and designed by you. Prescot Museum will happily support schools and colleges with creating their own heritage display, so if you have a project coming up exploring local history, get in touch.
The St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School Mini Museum
Year 6 studied a topic on World War II. They studied War Horse in English, World War ll in History and Shelters in Design Technology.
They visited Prescot museum to learn about suitable methods of displaying and storing special objects.
Then they designed their very own Mini Museum. The children decided what they would like to make, arrange and display in the museum. They also brought memorabilia in from home and families shared some of their keep sakes from grandparents.
They were very honoured to work with Tina Ball and the staff at Kirkby Gallery, who were wonderful in enthusing and supporting the children throughout this project.