We’ve noticed that Museum of the Origins of the Polish State has prepared special event for families. It is named Family Sundays. We wanted to try, so few minutes before 11 AM we went to the building of Museum. In hall gathered a group of children with their parents.
In the lobby of museum were placed models of Gniezno in ancient times. Kids liked it so we knew we need to see something like this in next trip plans.
At 11 AM museum staff appears, who took us to the basement of the building. There, in an interesting way the children were familiarized with role of the museum, kids found out what are differences between replicas and originals collections. Together with our guides in the room was a mysterious box of discussed items. Children had the opportunity to actively participate in the program, answer questions, and for better viewing of detail they even received a magnifying glasses. Justin was caught to help to pull out items from the trunk. She pulled out of old bones, which in ancient times served as a skate. You can see that once people liked to slide on the ice.
We were moving to the next rooms, and in each of them we had presentation of a further object pulled out of the trunk. At the end of the tour kids had a task to solve the quiz questions that check learned knowledge. And another nice surprise – everyone came out of the museum with a gift. We got the book and the Memo game.
Family Sundays at the museum is a great initiative of museum. I think the other museums could do the same. The subject of collections in the museum building is not easy and super addictive, but we are witnessing that with a little desire it is possible to intrigue children. It is worth to mention that “Family Sundays” are free and meetings are cyclical. Children already asked when we will come back. Probably soon, because we really liked that place.