– Posted on Thursday 20th October 2022

Family audio trail launched celebrating 100 years of the Manx Museum

Manx National Heritage announce the launch of MISSION 100, a unique family audio trail celebrating 100 years of the Manx Museum!

Funded by the Elizabeth Clucas Charitable Trust and developed by children’s theatre specialists Hello Little People on behalf of Manx National Heritage, ‘MISSON 100 – SAVE THE STORIES’ is inspired by the stories that fill the Manx Museum.  Launching to coincide with the Manx Museum’s 100th birthday celebrations, the unique audio adventure will take visitors on an immersive experience around the museum galleries in the role of ‘Agent 100’.

Michelle James and Chloe Shimmin of Hello Little People said:

“We are delighted to work with Manx National Heritage to offer the audio trail for the whole community to enjoy.  We’ve spent many hours researching the stories behind objects in the museum. Immediately, stories jumped off the page: the Viking treasure trove saved by PMC Kermode, the huge Giant Deer skeleton, and the Island’s Viking past, to name a few, all researches and choreographed into audio using songs, characters and sound effects.

Hello Little People’s creation process involves imagery and music: but MISSION 100 also required exploration of sound style and storytelling techniques. We were inspired by other audio-trails, podcasts and soundscapes, working with sound designer David Kilgallon to bring the story to life in vibrant and exciting ways and graphic designer Kyle Withington to create character illustrations and an incredible adventure map children will follow as they journey around the museum”.

MISSION 100 – SAVE OUR STORIES is designed to bring the Manx Museum alive in its centenary year, ignite the imaginations of all those taking part and engages people of all ages.

The audio trail launches at the Manx Museum on Monday 24 October 2022 and runs until October 2023. The Manx Museum is open daily 9:30am – 4:30pm.  The audio trail is free of charge, with donations welcome to Manx National Heritage, Isle of Man registered charity no. 603.


Image caption: Michelle James and Chloe Shimmin of Hello Little People

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