Magical Museum Member school students will step back in time with Mrs Jones.

Hull Primary School children celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Streetlife Museum

Magical Museum Member pupils are stepping back in time as they re-enact the Queen’s coronation.

The ‘God Save the Queen’ workshops run from Monday 16 – Friday 27 May and have been made available free and exclusively to Magical Museum Member schools.

The Magical Museum Member Schools is a membership scheme Hull Museums run to support Hull schools with increased access to Hull Museums and the Ferens Art Gallery, providing added value and exclusive opportunities.

During their visit, pupils travel to the 1950s with period character Mrs Jones. Using role play and interacting with the entertaining character, one lucky star is crowned king or queen for a coronation re-enactment.

As part of the day pupils will also take part in an art activity, producing artwork that will take pride of place in the Streetlife Museum.

There will also be a screening of a 10-minute original film, courtesy of British Pathe, containing footage filmed on the day of the Queen’s coronation. This will be played on a loop in the Museum’s Open space where the children’s workshops have been taking place. The space will be open for the general public to view this fascinating footage, alongside the children’s artwork until Monday 13 June.

Visitors can view the film when school groups are not in the space. Families will also be encouraged to contribute their own artwork to the display during Hull Museums Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June.

Up to 27 May access to the film for general visitors is limited due to school groups using the Open space. From 27 May to 13 June, the film will be available to the public during normal opening hours.

Seating is limited to a wooden bench accommodating approximately 8 people at a time plus standing room for approximately 10 people.

David Alcock, Learning Manager at Hull Museums – Heritage Learning said: “We’re delighted to be able to be able to offer this exciting opportunity for our member schools. It’s wonderful to see children interacting and engaging with our fantastic museum and collections and seeing it brought to life with historic characters.

“The feedback from children and teachers to date has been outstanding and re-iterates how important these early cultural experiences are for children. After the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re very excited to be able to offer these valuable experiences again.”

Jubilee bunting