New children’s activity corner at Lifeboat Museum

A pupil from Clerkhill School gets dressed up in period costume at the lifeboat museum.
A pupil from Clerkhill School gets dressed up in period costume at the lifeboat museum.

As Peterhead Lifeboat Museum continues to attract visitors the organisers have decided to add a children’s activity corner.

Do you remember making catty’s tails? The museum has wooden pirns especially made for it so that you can can have a go.

Also Imagineering very kindly cut and donated circles with holes suitable for smaller fingers to make pompoms.

Knitting on four needles, making paper aeroplanes, hula hoops, beddies; all these activities are catered for in the children’s corner- and you don’t have to be a child to take part- only a child at heart!

Recently the museum entertained school and nursery classes and the comments from some of the beautifully written letters from Clerkhill pupil’s are on display.

Comments included: “The highlight for me was learning to knit- from a boy! It was the best visit ever- I enjoyed making a pom pom-I liked the seals best- I liked the fish being gutted.”

The school visits are linked with visits to the lifeboat, control tower and fishmarket as well as the exhibition depending on the ages of the children.

Facilities are available for the children to have a packed lunch so the day can be either a half or whole day.

The exhibition hoped to change the photographic displays for re-opening on the first day of the school holidays however this has not been possible but will be changed for the beginning of November.

In the meantime the musuem has added folders with school photographs,gutters, boats and fishermen so there’s plenty for everyone.

The musuem is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the school holidays.

Thereafter every Wednesday, all day from 10am to 4pm.

Any school or group wishing to organise a trip contact Sally at the fishmarket or Margie at the exhibition as it is open by arrangement on days and at times to suit everyone.