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Takeover Day 2022

Kids in Museums Takeover Day is an annual event where galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites all around the country invite young people in to take over jobs normally done by adults, with the aim to empower young people and invite them to explore local museum spaces.

Takeover Day 2022

For Takeover Day 2022, we had the delight of welcoming Year 1, 3 and 5 students from Brookfield Primary School.

Prior to the event, the pupils at Brookfield Primary School were tasked with creating exhibition pieces that reflected Lauderdale’s past. From designing a Tudor Feast and a new Lauderdale crest, to a crazy plant inspired by our former resident James Yates, the students breathed new life into Lauderdale House’s 500-year history.

On the day, pupils had the opportunity to talk about their work with the public as we will host an open house. Alongside this, the students produced content for social media, including tweets and Instagram stories. They were also able to try their hand at being an events manager as they showed their fellow classmates around the House for perspective weddings and parties!

It was a fantastic way for children to share their hard work with the community as well as find out about working in an arts and heritage organisation.

Students in the Long Gallery
students working outside
proud student showing his work
Our Events Manager leading a session
students sitting in the old fireplace
students hard at work in the Lower Gallery
proud student showing off his crest
Our Education and outreach manager with the mayor of Camden and a student
Students around their plants
crests on the window
student's 'tudor feast' art works arranged on a table
fantastic plants created by the students