Last month I spent an afternoon in the Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, somewhere I hadn't visited since I did my Foundation Degree about five year ago! That makes me feel old.
I mainly just wanted to have a little wander around for old times sake and see if anything caught my eye but there were a couple of exhibitions that happened to be on at the time that I found interesting.
Firstly Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton an exhibition featuring a collection of original manuscripts, illustrations and personal diaries from Enid Blyton and those that worked on her books. It's a lovely collection of artwork and writing that would make adults nostalgic and excite a group of children, especially as so much thought had been put into displaying the collection in a child friendly and entertaining way. I would definitely recommend it as a free summer holiday activity for children. Here's a few shots of the exhibition, which was presented as different 'rooms' and sections with plenty of activities for children.
I also really enjoyed this space full of portraits from different eras. I have always been a big fan of portraiture and studied it a lot at school so recognised a few of the artists on display in this room. It also included a little area where you could create a self portrait on a tablet, another good idea to keep children entertained.
Lastly I just wanted to share this image from the Museum galleries on the first floor. I had just finished my new logo design before I visited and thought this was a great skeleton representation of it. You will also find some taxidermy, shells, rocks and other natural history displays.
Plymouth Museum + Art Gallery is free.
The Enid Blyton exhibit runs until 29th August.
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