Children build 3D Plymouth map at museum
Plymouth's famous landmarks and buildings – as well as a few imagined one's - were on display at
On the map, The big wheel – or actually two of them- and Smeaton's Tower stood side by side with the cartoon character Shrek.
The made up map event was part of the national Big Draw campaign, which is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has run throughout October all over the UK.
Presley Beech was one of the children who had designed and built structures for the map.
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“I have made one of the big wheels and a building that is my mother's new shop,” he said.
Presley was visiting the museum with his grandmother, Hazel Brown.
“On a day with bad weather it is good we had something to do. We saw it advertised on the internet and have had a great time,” she said.
Jack and Joe Shearman, aged four and nine, had come from Wales to visit their grandparents in Wembury. Jack was busy drawing a castle with a dragon, while brother Joe was preparing a disco building with lightning rods for the city centre.
“It has been really good fun,” they said, before returning to their constructions.
The event was organised by Charlotte Gunn, education officer at the museum.
“We decided we wanted to do something slightly different for the Big Draw and then thought it would be fun to make a three-dimensional map of Plymouth. The inspiration comes from a pop-up map of New York I saw once,” she said.
The finished map will be on display at the museum throughout the half term holiday.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery are running a series of events through the half term holiday. For more information about the events, go to the museum’s website.