On Thursday 22nd March, Rebecca, an outreach worker form the museum came along with a box of artefacts and presented an interactive and lively activity for our residents.

We started with a "Kanga"- a calico sarong printed with a political message from Kenya, then a selection of pressed butterflies from Africa, next out of the box was a Leopard skin, a large snake skin, a Rhino tooth, a bear skull and finally an Antelope skull complete with antlers!

The afternoon was filled with sounds of amazement and wonder at all the artefacts shown and handed around, our residents asked questions, gave their opinions and everyone participated.

Rebecca gave us lots of interesting information in a relaxed fun manner, including facts about the exhibits and how they came to be part of the museums collection and how they care for the items to ensure they are in good condition, we also heard about the life of Powell-Cotton and how he himself survived a Python attack.
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Ian LycettMarch, 2019

“My mother was under your care between Dec 2018 - March 2019.
The staff were on the whole very good and treated my mother with dignity and kindness. Unfortunately, the staff did not know my real mother's personality because it was affected by a terrible brain tumour. Thank you to everyone that cared for my mum and now she is at peace away from all her suffering.”

Margaret WoodAugust, 2018

“From the day I viewed St Michael's I was taken by the warm reception of the staff I met. I expressed the excellent feeling I had about the home to my sister who became a patient. She loved her stay there and still did til the night she died there. I have nothing but praise for all their caregiving. The staff, from cleaners to experienced nurses was absolutely wonderful.”

Peter PhillipsAugust, 2018

“Mum was living in St Michaels for just short of five years.
During her time there she received a very good standard of care.
The home was cleaned to a high standard.
The staff from top to tail showed respect whilst being cheerful and considerate.
Thank you.
Well done all.”