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Published July 20th 2019
Show the history of Redcliffe
At the Redcliffe Museum, there is much to learn about the early history of the area, especially about the First Nations people, The Ningy Ningy people who lived in the area for thousands of years. In 1799, Mathew Flinders landed at Woody Point on the southern end of what we know as the Redcliffe Peninsula. There is much about these stories on display at the Museum.
Currently, there is a great exhibition about the local shows. The Redcliffe Show was held several weeks ago, but the exhibition is of the early history of these shows. A fun and colourful display.
I have always had an interest in history and since my childhood, have enjoyed visiting museums. I note that in my childhood days there were few such places – but these days there are so many more and some 50 Museums are listed in the Brisbane area!
Some of the Museums are free to visit, and others have a low fee. If you are looking for a low-cost place to take the family, check out the list and see where you can go to entertain and educate the family. Check one list here.
How can you make a Museum Visit more interesting for young folk?
If you and your family just wander around looking at the exhibitions and reading the information you can create great conversation opportunities with the younger members of the family.
However, there are several other things that you might consider doing with your children.
Could you create a 10 point questionnaire/quiz to test your family when you get home?
What about asking them to put pen to paper and write, say 50 - 100 words, about something that interested them at the Museum? They could read their story later. Give them something to research on the iPad or computer – again, an opportunity to write/record the information What about a family discussion? What was the best/most interesting part of the exhibition for you? What did you learn?
Get out the paper and coloured pencils. What can the family draw that they saw, learned there.
• Make a list of the Museums you would like to visit in the future.
Most Museums also have an activity room for children - perhaps they can be busy here while you explore further.