Make a Pleasure Gardens souvenir
Create your own memory mobile, inspired by the fun of the Pleasure Gardens!
If you looked up at the sky on a clear evening in the 1800s, you might just spot a hot air balloon rise up over Vauxhall.
Georgian London was home to the famous Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a spectacular place for the upper and middle classes to see and be seen. Entertainment for the visitors included music, acrobatics and a ride in a hot air balloon!
To remember your day out you might bring something home as a souvenir. Have you ever collected something to remember a trip?
Try making your own souvenir inspired by the great outdoors!
What you'll need
Next time you go to a green space, collect some things to remember your visit. These could be:
- Or something you've bought as a memento.
Bring these home to make into a souvenir to hang up high like a hot air balloon! To make your marvellous mobile, you'll need:
- Coat hanger
Tie your keepsakes to the hanger. You could try attaching them on different lengths of string and make it as colourful as you like!
Share your masterpieces!
Once you've finished your marvellous mobiles, we'd love it if you'd share your creations with us.
Just tweet us @museumoflondon with your handiwork!