30/07/2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Normal Garden admission for accompanying adults.
Event information
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price
Normal Garden admission for accompanying adults.
Who

Suitable for all children aged 3+.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Normal Garden admission charges apply for accompanying adults.

Bookings open 1 week before the event.

Come along and have a go making a cyanotype, also known as a sun print. This method of recording plants was used by botanist, Anna Atkins, who was the first person to produce a book of photographs using this technique.

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Normal museum admission prices apply

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