Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster and the Slave Trade : In the 18th Century Lancaster was a thriving port town, during this period slavery was considered a respectable business. Lancaster was the fourth largest slave trading port in the country after Liverpool, London and Bristol. The slave trade brought to Lancaster new industry, wealth, and cultural variety that are still visible today. It funded many of Lancaster’s impressive Georgian buildings and imported expensive woods, mahogany and cedar, which were used by Gillows in their cabinet making.


House Elves

“The little creature on the bed had large, bat-like ears and bulging green eyes the size of tennis balls.”

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

House elves are magical beings bound to their owner to do their bidding. They can be freed by being given clothes by their master.

‘Tis part of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir. We keeps their secrets and our silence, sir, we upholds the family’s honour, and we never speaks ill of them.’

Dobby (CoS)

Harry frees Dobby the house elf from the Malfoy family by hiding a sock in a book which Lucius Malfoy unwittingly then hands to Dobby.

Hermione is appalled by the way house elves are treated by wizards and starts he own organisation to try and help them, she calls it S. P. E. W , Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.

 

Don’t forget to check out the special exhibition on at the Maritime Museum until the 9th September! The Voyages of Abram 1806-1862.

They also have a selection of Viking themed events on during the holidays.

Tuesday 7th August – Linden’s Longhouse – Session times – 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Workshop- £1.00 per child. Book with the museum.

Friday 10th August –Meet the Viking warrior – Session times – 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Workshop- £1.00 per child. Book with the museum.

Friday 17th August – Vikinga! – Session times – 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Workshop- £1.00 per child. Book with the museum.

Monday 20th August –Design and Make a Viking Shield – Session times – 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Workshop- £1.00 per child. Book with the museum.

Wednesday 22nd August –Mysterious Mythology – Session times – 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Workshop- £1.00 per child. Book with the museum.

 

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