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Somerset Rural Life Museum hosts CBBC's relic trails
Relic: Guardians of the Museum
Somerset Rural Life Museum is hosting relic trails over Easter

A Somerset museum is running a fun family activity inspired by the CBBC series, Relic: Guardians of the Museum.

The CBBC show, developed in partnership with the British Museum, challenges childrens' skill and ingenuity.

The Relic Trail, which is free, allows families to do exactly the same thing on their journey through the museum.

The trails feature objects in the museum's collection that have contributed to the BBC's A History of the World project and website.

The idea of the trail is for families to test skills such as memory, reasoning and problem-solving in a race against time to become successful relic hunters.

'Something new'

Jamie Rea, executive producer at CBBC, said: "Bringing history to life was the inspiration for the CBBC series and these trails give families the chance to do just that as they discover the stories and personalities behind their local museum's collection.

"We hope that the families taking part will not only love the challenge of completing the Relic Trails but will also learn something new about the objects they encounter."

Thanks to its popularity during the Easter break, the Relic Trail will continue to run at the Somerset Rural Life Museum throughout the summer holidays.

Normal opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm

A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and museums across the UK where museums around the country have teamed up with the BBC in their area and chosen objects from their own collections that reflect world history from both a local and global perspective.

You can explore which objects from Somerset have made the list so far by looking at the A History of the World website.




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