Children help plant Victorian garden at museum

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GREEN-FINGERED youngsters got their hands dirty to join the Garden Gang at a Sunderland museum.

The children took part in free sessions at Monkwearmouth Station Museum, in North Bridge Street, to plant seeds in the newly-established Station Master’s Victorian garden.

The grounds have been transformed into authentic Victorian cottage gardens which are now a haven for wildlife.

Jennie Lambert, the learning officer at the museum, said: “This is a great way for young people to learn how things grow, and to interact with nature, but also to get their hands dirty and have fun.”

Today the museum was hosting station storytime where visitors could listen to sporty stories and an amazing mascots session where children took their favourite bear or toy to have it transformed into a sporting mascot.