Back in the Summer of 2007 a good friend of the museum got in touch to ask if we could use his Motherís old sea chest. It was a little battered and bruised by age, but we could immediately see a use for it in a story museum, so we quickly, and gratefully accepted the offer of a new exhibit.
We enlisted the help and creativity of Bethan and Jess two talented work experience students we had working with us and tasked them with its transformation into an environment for the creation of sea stories. Well, what better use for a sea chest is there than that?
Two weeks later it was ready to be discovered and explored by museum visitors. Youngster from our Storycraft club made sea creatures for the box and a very long treasure map from a role of wallpaper. And today it is firmly anchored in the museum waiting to transport visitors on a voyage of the imagination.