Festival Of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Festival of Museums is a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums & galleries with events during the day & night!

Festival Of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

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The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!

Museums and galleries all around the country are offering a packed programme of surprising and exciting events and activities aimed at igniting your imagination. So, whether you’re a mum or dad looking for something to do with the kids, or a group of friends looking for a new experience, come along and join in the fun!

Upcoming Events at Festival Of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Stories from the Cells – Crime and Punishment

Stories from the Cells – Crime and Punishment

18th May 2018
Explore crime and punishment at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery as we use theatre to tell the dramatic stories of those who worked or were imprisoned here!
Seashore Surfaces

Seashore Surfaces

19th May 2018
Inspired and informed by the work of Robert Callender, explore the creative potential of found seaside objects in this workshop with artist Rachael Forbes on 19th May.
The Year of the Sea

The Year of the Sea

19th May 2018
To celebrate and discover the Year of the Sea at Heriot-Watt University, the Museum and Archive opens its doors to display a new exhibition: Edinburgh and Emancipation on 19th May.
Festival of Museums: Japanese Blossom 3D Picture

Festival of Museums: Japanese Blossom 3D Picture

19th May 2018
Enjoy a stroll in Lauriston's beautiful Japanese garden, hear traditional Japanese stories and legends, then return to the castle to make a Japanese blossom picture.
Make a Jupiter Artland Sketchbook!

Make a Jupiter Artland Sketchbook!

19th May 2018
Join Jupiter Artland for a sketchbook bonanza on 19th May! Create your sketchbook then see what interesting things you can find around the Artland.
Tidemarks

Tidemarks

19th May 2018
Tidemarks is a fun, interactive workshop by artist and beachcomber Katie Fowlie where children can learn about how to use nature creatively. Suitable for ages 5+.
Play at the Grange

Play at the Grange

19th May 2018
Play at the Grange is a jam packed theatrical afternoon for families on 19th May at Prestongrange Museum.
Festival of Museums:  Death of the King

Festival of Museums: Death of the King

20th May 2018
Watch Edwardian history play out before your eyes with 'Death of the King' at Lauriston Castle on 20th May!
Ferret Mischief

Ferret Mischief

20th May 2018
Find out all about playful ferrets during this day-long event at Almond Valley Heritage Centre as part of Festival of Museums.
Hats off to History

Hats off to History

20th May 2018
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of hats, with an inspiring afternoon exploring the history of hat making and wearing at the John Gray Centre on 20th May.

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