Children enjoy workshops at Cook museum

A trio of fantastic peg dolls at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

A trio of fantastic peg dolls at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

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Two fun workshops were held at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum over the Easter holidays, which were attended by holiday makers and local families.

Our peg doll workshop, ‘Goodbye Sailor’, offered the chance to make a lovely peg doll with costumes featured in a print featured in our exhibition.

Creating a scrimshaw staybusk at the second event.

Creating a scrimshaw staybusk at the second event.

Children were able to make and clothe a little sailor or his sweetheart.

This workshop was hosted by Rachael Boddington, of Glittermoth Factory.

Our second workshop, ‘Close to the Heart’, gave visitors the chance to create a scrimshaw staybusk.

Staybusks were the whalebone panels from a woman’s corset or ‘stays’ and some were carved by sailors for their loved ones back home – making them a piece of scrimshaw art.

The Close to the Heart workshop saw children create some ornate scrimshaw staybusks.

The Close to the Heart workshop saw children create some ornate scrimshaw staybusks.

Visitors were able to handle a carved scrimshaw turtle shell and we had a fantastic Goth corset on display, kindly lent by Pandemonium on Flowergate.

Children and adults enjoyed scraping, scratching and engraving a fantastic work of art in this workshop.

Children enjoyed making scrimshaw staybusks, which were originally carved by sailors for their loved ones.

Children enjoyed making scrimshaw staybusks, which were originally carved by sailors for their loved ones.