Visiting the Lindisfarne Priory

14th February 2023
A little while ago, we worked with English Heritage to make suggestions for what the children would like to see in their upgraded educational offer at Lindisfarne Castle.  They listened and thought about the ideas and have now redone their museum and handling kits for the Priory.  On Tuesday we went to test it out before their official re-opening.
One of the ideas the children had had was for benches so you could sit and sketch or lie down and soak up the atmosphere.  English Heritage has put in wonderful wooden benches with carved maps on perfect for this.  Another request was for more information in the signs around the Priory.
They have also made up new handling kits which can be taken around the Priory itself, matched to numbered areas.  The children really liked being able to touch and hold these objects.  The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Priory and we are looking forward to visiting the museum in the near future too.