Whale of a time at Haslemere Educational Museum

Saturday 23rd April 2022 6:00 am
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Youngsters had a whale of a time at Haslemere Educational Museum (www.fleetstreetphotoarchive.com GLENN HARVEY )

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VISITORS to Haslemere Educational Museum last Wednesday (April 13) were in for a big surprise – there was a giant whale in the garden.

The 40ft inflatable sperm whale was the setting for Circo Rum Ba Ba’s theatrical performance telling the environmentally-
important story of how plastics are affecting the oceans.

Having crawled inside the body of the whale, visitors were able to learn about the life of a leatherback turtle through the use of puppets, comedy and music.

Exploring the tale of how creatures battle to survive in an ocean full of plastic waste, the audience helped save them from all the human rubbish.

More than 200 people squeezed into the body of the whale over the six performances and great fun was had by all.

The day was made possible through funding from Waverley Borough Council’s additional restrictions grant to support those sectors most impacted by the pandemic – including tourism, retail and hospitality.

Waverley’s additional restrictions grant is also funding the new family activity town trails in Haslemere, Farnham and Godalming.

The trail sheet for Haslemere can be picked up from the museum, where the trail begins.

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