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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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.”

William SageAugust, 2018

“Mother has had dementia for over 10 years and came to St Michael's as a bedbound resident. The attention to her was top notch. All the family were very happy that we were able to get a place here for her. I know this is a business but all the staff were more like family - we shared laughter and tears with them.”

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.”