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Crafting for the curious: free children's craft workshops

Down County Museum, Downpatrick, English Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AH
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Using this Sapi carved ivory horn as inspiration, you will have the chance to decorate your own horn, using decoupage and painting. The original hunting horn was made by local craftspeople in what is now modern day Sierra Leone, and features images of Portuguese men who went to the West Coast of Africa to trade in gold, ivory and people. You'll see and learn more about the symbols and meanings on the horn, before being provided with all materials and guidance to make your own souvenir. In this workshop, you will also have a chance to explore the touring exhibition with an expert guide.

This workshop is free but must be booked in advance. Please contact museums@nmandd.org or call Amy on 033 0137 4252.
Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the workshop.

If you can't join us this time, you can see the hunting horn and the rest of the exhibition at Down County Museum until April 13th 2024.

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