History comes to life

PUBLISHED: 16:18 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

Pic: Dick Harding

Pic: Dick Harding

CHILDREN stepped back in time on Boxing Day when they visited the Living Costumes exhibition at the Saffron Walden Museum. Rebecca Gadd and her sons Charlie and Jonathan, pictured, joined 50 people in trying on Saxon, Roman and Victorian outfits. Museum e

CHILDREN stepped back in time on Boxing Day when they visited the Living Costumes exhibition at the Saffron Walden Museum.

Rebecca Gadd and her sons Charlie and Jonathan, pictured, joined 50 people in trying on Saxon, Roman and Victorian outfits.

Museum education officer, Jenny Gibsone, said: "Traditionally the museum is always open on Boxing Day and I think people like to get out of the house and pay us a visit.

"We were only open for two hours but we had lots of enthusiastic adults and children dressing up in all sorts of costumes."

The Living Costumes exhibition closes today (January 4) and will be followed by the Blades exhibit from January 20.

"Blades will give visitors a chance to see Samurai swords and swords from Europe and the Far East, as well as fighting daggers from India and old tools," said Ms Gibsone.

A competition for school children to make a fan out of rubbish is also due to be launched at the museum.

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