Opportunity to bring treasures to library’s pop-up museum

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Scarborough Library is creating a pop-up museum for a day next month so visitors can bring their own treasures for examination.

Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about Scarborough history by looking at exhibits of the Scarborough Museums Trust, exploring the collections in the Scarborough library archives and meet officers from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Museum.

They are also being asked to add to the exhibits from established archives on show by bringing in First World War memorabilia from home – medals or photographs or other items – that will be part of a pop-up museum for the day and for the week following.

In addition the library is hoping to establish a Scarborough community book so people will be invited to write down family stories that have been passed on through the years and that they wish to share.

Family history enthusiasts can also explore their family tree with the East Yorkshire Family History Society.

Residents who have found rocks and fossils or some pottery while out walking or in the garden and who have wondered where it came from and how old it is, are invited to bring their finds for scrutiny by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. For would-be archaeologists there is also the chance to have a go at unearthing finds.

The free, interactive event will take place on Saturday, June 14, from 10.30am to 4pm.

County Coun Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for library services, said: “This promises to be a very stimulating day where people can shape their own museum.”