LLANDUDNO Museum and Gallery is inviting people to walk back in time and look at the first lockdown in Conwy county through the eyes of children.

The voices of children are often absent from historical events, are written after the fact, or are written from the perspective of an adult. With this in mind, the Museum and Gallery initiated a project called Living History: Lockdown with the aim of collecting first-hand childhood experiences during the lockdown.

A spokesperson from the venue said: "In May 2020, the museum sent out a call to schools throughout the area asking them to collect lockdown experiences through memoir, poetry, art, or video. Six schools responded: Ysgolion John Bright, Tudno, St George Abergele, Eirias, Blessed William Davies, and Porth y Felin.

"From letters about parents losing jobs, to illustrations of fear monsters that gave primary school students colours rather than words to capture their feelings, the innovations of young people and their teachers are now on display, and will be archived by Conwy Archives for research and for future historians.

"What is notable about the collection is that rather than just recording negative experiences, these pieces also show joy in having more family time, shared family exercise, more sleep, and a focus on creative learning from home."

Young people are at the heart of this exhibition in the Gwynt y Môr Gallery. This exhibition space was made possible with funding from Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The exhibition was designed and created by some of Llandudno Museum’s current placement students, and includes space for visitors to write down and add their own memories of lockdown, or to look at the collection from the eyes of a historian 100 years from now and identify symbols and situations that will one day lose their immediate context.

The exhibition also includes photos and videos donated by people from the area and businesses. From Paul Simon’s introduction to “Bridge over Troubled Water” sung by NHS staff and captured by Venue Cymru, to Paul Levy’s short documentary on how the Great Orme goats went viral.