Here at The Big Draw, we are thrilled to announce that Museum in the Park will once again be taking part in The Big Draw Festival! Last year was a wonderful success (and we have a sneaky suspicion that this year will be even better!) This year’s event ‘Grow Yourself a Drawing’ promises an exciting and creative approach to exploring the Museum's galleries, collections and stunning grounds.
The Museum is full of wonders – both visual and historical – each with a story to tell, and with an illustration just waiting to happen… everyone is welcome to join and let those creative juices start flowing; from the small seed of an idea, a drawing will begin to ‘grow’. The event will be joined by artist and illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis, who will help to engage and inspire all those taking part – kids and big kids alike. Whether you desire a full day’s worth of activities, or just five minutes, anyone and everyone is welcome to drop in and get involved!
The Museum in the Park is situated in a Grade II listed 17th Century wool merchant’s house, set amongst the spectacular grounds of Stratford Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The Museum tells the fascinating tale of the Stroud District’s rich history through its diverse collection of over 4,000 objects on display, from dinosaur bones to one of the world’s first lawnmowers! Given the broad range of collections representing all aspects of human and geological life, the Museum paints a detailed picture of life in the Stroud District’s past, present and future. On top of the Museum’s comprehensive collection, the exterior Walled Garden adds a particular ‘wow’ factor to any visit!
The Museum in the Park is not just fascinated in its historical objects, but in the people behind their construction. From the extraordinary to the seemingly insignificant day-to-day items, the Museum’s collections offer a sense of place for the District, telling individual stories of people’s memories, creations and possessions. These themes of innovation and discovery lend themselves perfectly to this year’s The Big Draw Festival theme of Play; a playful approach is important in every aspect of life, from learning and understanding, to inventing and creating. Come along to Museum in the Park and watch history come to life through the art of drawing, being creative and having fun!
Has this caught your interest? If so, then make sure to get involved! Find out more here!
Written by: Matilda Barratt