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Children's Trail


There is a  Children’s Trail at Lostwithiel museum to encourage our younger visitors to explore the contents of the museum and begin to appreciate the town’s fascinating social history.

We have some little Sylvanian animals which we have dressed to look like characters that could have been part of the life featured in the museum displays. Each character has a written clue with to help the children find their way through the trail.

Some of the characters depict real people and stories from Lostwithiel’s past i.e. prisoner, the miner, the fireman, the schoolboy and the farmer. Whilst the others: the dairymaid, the parlourmaid, the bride, the nurse and the schoolgirl have made-up names, their lives still reflect how real people in Lostwithiel would have lived.
The challenge for the children is to find each character by solving the clues. If they solve all the clues correctly they can choose a sticker to take home.