Pyramids And Papyrus

Pyramids at Gizah

Pyramids at Gizah

National Storytelling Week: Pyramids and Papyrus – Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

When: 26 January 2013
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ

1.30pm to 2.15pm
2.30pm to 3.15 pm

Join our professional storyteller for some amazing tales inspired by Ancient Egypt.

All stories are suitable for children aged 4 and up (wrigglers and siblings are welcome too), all of whom must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Ancient Egyptian-themed colouring and word activities will also be available for you to have a go at after the sessions.

Admission is free and there is no need to book. For enquiries please call 01752 304774.

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