The Gibraltar Museum will once again offer their very popular ‘Walks through History’ over the summer holiday period. The walks are organised by the Museum’s Education Department as part of the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s (GSLA) Summer Sports and Leisure Programme.
The Walks are aimed at children between the ages of 9 and 12 years and will take place on Wednesday mornings. The first of these will be on 20th July, and there will be other Walks on the 27th July, and 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August.
This year’s innovation will be the workshops that will give the youngsters an opportunity to take part in experimental archaeological activities including Prehistoric Art and Painting, try their hand at archaeological excavations, and have the opportunity to find out more about the way that pottery was made in ancient times. Other walks will showcase Gibraltar’s rich history and cultural heritage, with the opportunity to explore with expert guides, the Moorish Castle and other historic sites, some of which are not normally open to the public, and a boat trip to see the Neanderthal site of Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves from the sea where they may be lucky to see dolphins and whales as an added bonus!
There is a limit of a maximum of 15 on each walk. Children must bring along hats, comfortable clothing, sensible footwear and a drink (they may also wish to bring a camera). It is recommended that they wear sunscreen.
Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.
Walks will start at 10.00 a.m. and last up to 12.00 noon approximately.
Wednesday 20th July – The Moorish Castle and Tower of Homage
Wednesday 27th July – Boat trip to see the Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves
Wednesday 3rd August – Workshop “Palaeolithic Art”
Wednesday 10th August – The World War Two Tunnels at Hay’s Level
Wednesday 17th August – Workshop “Pottery and Ceramics in Ancient Times”
Wednesday 24th August – Parson’s Lodge, the 100 Ton Gun and Rosia Bay
Wednesday 31st August – Workshop “Archaeological Excavations”