Calling All Kids!

Friday 26 February 2016

New Guide for Tintern Abbey by kids for kids

Picture of Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

The Tintern Abbey team is looking for young people to test out a new guide leaflet. The guide will offer an alternative way for kids to explore one of Wales’ historic gems, Tintern Abbey. The launch for the new guide will take place on Saturday, March 12, between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Staff will be on site to answer any questions throughout the day, and there will be a charcoal drawing workshop led by one of Tintern’s Artists in Residence, Helen Clifford, in the afternoon.

The new guide is the result of the combined efforts of the Tintern Abbey team and three students from Cardiff University, Hannah Sweetapple, Alice Facer, and Alex Burns. The students got involved with the project through the Kids in Museums programme, which gives young people the opportunity to help museums and heritage organizations become more kid-friendly. “Working with Kids in Museums has been such a rewarding experience,” says Hannah Sweetapple, “I’ve learned a lot about Tintern Abbey, and I’m looking forward to hearing what kids will have to say about the new guide we’re producing.”

Pascal Bidois, the Head Custodian of Tintern Abbey agrees, “It is so important for younger generations to take an interest in heritage. We have many families visiting the site, and have been wanting to produce a guide that could bring the site to life for kids. Now, with the help of Hannah, Alex, and Alice, we will be able to offer a free guide that will be entertaining and educational.”
For more information, email the custodians at Tintern Abbey. Get involved in the Kids in Museums. Looking forward to seeing you on March 12!