Wild Escape


Sat, 15/04/2023 - 10:00 to 16:00


10:00 to 16:00



Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

Contact email: 


Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

Welcome to the Wild Escape, a major new project uniting hundreds of museums in a celebration of this country’s wildlife and creativity. The Wild Escape invites children ages 7–11 to their local museum where they will create an artwork around an animal in the collection. Their pictures will be brought together in a collective artwork on Earth Day. Led by Art Fund and supported by Arts Council England, the Wild Escape is an opportunity for the next generation to join in the conversation about biodiversity. Bourne Hall Museum’s animal is the Swan. So, turn up on April 15 for lots of free activities based around swans. There will be:Hearing storytime with tales and legends including the Ugly DucklingMaking hands-on art with pictures, drawings, and paintingsMeeting the Swan Queen and Swan Fairy to learn more about these fascinating birds and the mini beasts you can find in the garden.Learning about Swan-upping and using swan feathers to draw their bill markings, write your name using the Victorian style of writing with pot hooks to add to the authenticity.Looking at the history of Swan-upping, the geographical areas, the crime linked to it, the markings, and statistics and how it helps us today. 

Swan with young