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Discover More (Home Educators session) - Wednesday 27 November - Ages 5-16

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Wakefield Museum Learning Zone

Wakefield One

Burton Street

Wakefield

WF1 2DD

United Kingdom

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Discover More - Sewing My Story

Home educators session

Who was Mary Frances Heaton?
Why did she sew her samplers?
Sew your own craftwork

Join us to 'Discover More' about Wakefield's Victorian Asylum and hear how Mary Heaton, one of its patients, sewed her story.

Mary used her sewing skills to express her thoughts and feelings. We'll think of words that say how we feel or name something/someone important to us. We'll sew our words on to a binca bookmark.

Victorian children were taught to sew as an important practical skill. We'll make a felt flower and in the process, learn how to sew on a button.

Along the way, we'll find out from staff at the Mental Health Museum about the Wakefield Asylum, how it looked after the patients and think about how we can look after ourselves today and be mentally strong and healthy.


This workshop will take place in the Wakefield Museum Learning Zone which is located on the Upper Ground Floor of the Wakefield One building.

The workshop has a fee of £6 per child. Please also book free adult places for the adults attending.

The 'Discover More' sessions have been developed as a partnership between Wakefield Adult Education Service and Wakefield Museums & Castles. The workshop is suitable for home educating families with children aged 5 to 14 years. It has been designed to provide opportunities for families to learn new skills and have fun together!


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Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your details on the door.

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Location

Wakefield Museum Learning Zone

Wakefield One

Burton Street

Wakefield

WF1 2DD

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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