Sensory Journeys: Bringing stories to life with your help

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Take part in our Sensory Journeys digital story-telling sessions and bring the stories to life.

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Free online resource. 


Take part in our Sensory Journeys digital story-telling sessions, where you create the sights, sounds, smells, touch, and tastes to bring the stories to life. Or you can just sit back, relax, and listen! There are text versions for each story if you want to read along. Simple ideas are given for using materials easily found or made at home, making it easy to take part. Explore the Sensory Journeys website and discover fascinating objects and art from our collections that support the stories and there are lots of fun sensory and creative activities to take part in.

Stories include: Davy's First Shift: the tale of a 12-year-old boy working down a coal mine for the very first time, To Catch a Smuggler: the story of three children who discover a smugglers cave while at a family picnic on Marsden Bay, and Little Bear and the Treasure Box: a love story about the famous Regina Tombstone at Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort.  

Find out more and take part.