Saturday, 21 September 2013

Summer at the London Transport Museum

IMG_0447As part of my role at the London Transport Museum, I wrote three drop-in activities for families visiting during the summer holidays, and then trained a team of freelancers and volunteers to deliver them.  To tie in with the 150th anniversary of the Underground, each activity celebrated one of the engineering achievements that made and make the London Underground a success, linking with a specific display in the Museum exhibitions.

This activity, 'Tackling Tunnels', focussed on the cut and cover techniques used to make the early underground tunnels.  Following a storytime narrated by a tunnel labourer, families were tasked to build their own tunnels, strong and big enough for a small wooden train to pass through...