High tea fun for school holidays

School holidays have never been so classy.

The Pioneer Village Museum is holding a Victorian style school holiday program. Two workshops will be held on Thursday 15 September for primary school aged children or for younger with a parent attending.

Museum Curator Georgia Luck said, “We encourage the children to get dressed up in their Sunday best and bring their good manners. Together we will enjoy a workshop of decoupage with soap or recycled materials.”

Decoupage was a highly popular craft in the 18th and 19th century Europe. It is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on. Recycled magazines and non-toxic glue will be used for the workshops.

“To finish we will all enjoy a lovely high tea with fruit, cake, sandwiches, water cordial and tea and coffee for the grownups.

“We want to recreate the elegance of a Victorian-era tea party. The table will be set with vintage tea cups and saucers, table cloths, and flowers. We hope to create a magical old fashioned experience,” Georgia said.

Each workshop will run for one hour and a half and is only $10 per child (includes the high tea). There are limited spaces available for each workshop so book quickly.

The first workshop is at 10am to 11:30am and the second workshop begins at 12pm to 1:30pm. Call 6430 5746 or email museum@burnie.net

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net