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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Melodie ChanningMay, 2019

“The end of life care my mother received was excellent, the staff are caring and treated the whole family with dignity during the last weeks of my mother's life. I would highly recommend this amazing nursing home and cannot say anything else but "thank you" for everything.”

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.”

Cheryl PullingAugust, 2016

“During the two years I have been visiting I have found most of the staff including the nurses to be friendly and helpful. I have noticed on numerous occasions how short staffed the home can be. In spite of that, the staff tend to work it out amongst themselves. There is rarely tension between them. Everybody is well cared for and treated with immense dignity. Only on very few occasions have I heard the staff short tempered. I find that very impressive. Cleanliness is good. The rooms are shabby, the carpets equally so. The bedding is dreadful, old, discoloured, mismatched and ill-fitting. The food is exceptionally good. It is always served hot and well presented. Compliments to the chef. My friend's clothes are always clean but she sometimes smells of urine. Short staffed, I would blame for that. I must add that the positive comments far outweigh the negative ones. I am very happy with the love and care my friend receives. It pleases me that she is very fond of the staff.”