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Jul 5, 2015

A Museum Has A Special Message For A Boy Who Broke An Artifact

"We want to reassure the little lad that all is well."

Staff at a British museum are searching for a little boy who accidentally smashed a historic artifact last year.

Ipswich Borough Council / Via ipswich.gov.uk

The young boy, who staff think was about 4 or 5, was visiting the Christchurch Mansion last summer when he knocked a jug off of a ledge. The artifact shattered into 65 pieces, the Ipswich Borough Council said in a press release.

The child was devastated and the staff thought the 221-year-old jug was broken beyond repair. But one skilled worker was able to painstakingly put the jug back together, and it looks as good as new.

Ipswich Borough Council / Via ipswich.gov.uk

Now, the museum is hoping to find the boy and show him the repaired jug, which is known as a Puzzle Jug.

"We want to reassure the little lad that all is well. We would like to invite him and his family back to have a special tour and see the magically-mended jug," a museum spokesperson said.

They are urging the boy or his relatives to contact the museum to arrange the tour.

The historic Tudor-mansion-turned-museum in Suffolk is "the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past," according to its website.

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