Family fun in the sun – Connecting with our visitors at PK in August

Family fun in the sun – Connecting with our visitors at PK in August

As the heatwave was upon us all in August we were busy engaging with around 2300 people across PK and on the beautiful and sunny Porthcurno beach.

Our brilliant front-of-house staff continued their fantastic work welcoming in all our visitors delivering daily talks and demonstrations, and also offering out our family trails every day!

Alice and Paul led on the delivery of our Planet PK Pop-ups including an animal long jump, animal printing and making messages with extraordinary bubbles, flags with talking phones. Paul led bespoke family Mini PK tours across PK and they also delivered more of our Planet PK Champions sessions.

We have had some really great feedback over the summer!

‘I came to your museum with my husband and 2 daughters. We arrived at about 1.15 pm. The reception team were very welcoming, the pigeon pals’ trail was well explained and my children were really keen to go on a hunt. We were lucky to be asked to join a tour and my children got to play a game that had been created to practice Morse code. The tour was interactive, and we all learnt lots. I wanted to say a thank you to the gentleman who took us on our tour, we are looking forward to visiting again to spend some more time looking around the museum’.

Highlights of our Planet PK Pop-ups

Our Animal long jumping activity on Porthcurno beach was hugely popular with up to 127 people a session having a go despite the soaring temperatures! Participants were given an ‘I left only footprints at PK’ medal to take away which was very well received.

The Animal Printing in our Clore Learning Space saw lots of bright and colourful prints being made

Families enjoyed creating messages with giant bubbles, semaphore flags and talking phones with Morgy too!

Our Mini interactive PK tours with Paul were popular with families exploring Regen and our displays:

Our Volunteers continued to share their skills and experience whilst interacting with our visitors in the museum, the workshop and in our bunkers.

Chris and Maeve led a beach clean in August to clean up after the Bank holiday crowds on Porthcurno Beach. It was great to see familiar faces back to pick up litter- sadly once again there were more used disposable barbecues to pick up and a need for a shout-out to all those that left nappies on the beach followed shortly afterwards!

And finally, Morgy continues to be at the centre of many a visit to PK and has been so popular that he is now staying on with us into the colder Autumnal months.

To end here is a small collection of our feedback comments from visitors on a word cloud

You can find Future events, activities and more on our Events Page

Family fun in the sun – Connecting with our visitors at PK in August
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