Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Great Flood Easter Event

Kelham Island Museum will be open to the general public for three days next week (Tuesday 25th – Thursday 27th March, 11am to 4pm) for a one-off Easter event that remembers the Great Sheffield Floods of 1864. The idea is to let visitors experience what it was like to live through the Floods of 1864 when the Dale Dyke Dam burst.

Activities include drop-in craft sessions, where children can take part in activities carried out by a Victorian working class child, re-enactments of the events surrounding the 1864 flood and educational workshops. Pictures of the Victorian and more recent floods will be on display in the Museum.

The activities are all free and the museum café will be open to serve refreshments. For more information, contact the Museum on 0114 2722106.

Press release about the event (pdf)

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