Shine A Light

Hello! We are members of the Teenage History Club from the Ancient House Museum in Thetford.

We have spent two days in February Half Term at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse working with the team from the Shine-a-light project choosing objects to star in a new display.

thc trip

As we jumped out of the minibus and made our way to the huge warehouse that is home to the Norfolk Collections Centre (NCC) our first impressions were different across the group from that of entering another world, like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to it  feeling ‘very cold and interesting’.

To start the day we had a tour of the building with Ann-Marie who is the Project Officer, we were shown lots of very interesting objects from a Mammoth Skull to Posture Chairs.

thc in freezer

Here we are outside the Freezer. We learnt how objects are packed with acid-free tissue paper and then wrapped in layers…

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