Summer of Swallows and Amazons
Thursday 29 June - Sunday 3 September 2017
From June to September, Blackwell celebrated the magical children’s tale of Swallows and Amazons.
Inspired by the Lake District, Arthur Ransome’s classic novel was brought to life with an exhibition featuring props from the 2016 film, including the magnificent Swallow and Amazon boats perched upon the lawns. The Harbour Pictures' collection was displayed alongside unique Ransome objects from the archives of the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.
Throughout the exhibition there were activities for the whole family to enjoy, with daily crafts, trails and family-friendly events. Visitors discovered an indoor recreation of the Walker children’s campsite on Wild Cat Island and joined our resident storyteller every Wednesday to immerse themselves in the adventures as imagined by Arthur Ransome.