2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA)

2017 was the Scottish Government’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and, with the help of HLF funding, Elgin Museum will celebrate the Forgotten, Hidden and Lost archaeology and history of Moray throughout this special year. There was a wealth of events, activities and exhibitions throughout 2017, which culminated in a conference on the 4th November 2017. The proceedings from the conference will be available to purchase soon.


Explore! Elgin Musuem - children's guide

Our exciting children’s activity book and town centre trail, “Explore! Elgin Museum“, is now available – download (3mb pdf) or pick up a free copy on your next visit to the museum – not only can you explore where some of our objects were originally found but you can also design your own museum!

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Moray Archaeology For All

As part of our HHA2017 HLF-funded programme, we were pleased to be able to support a variety of archaeological and museum based training opportunities through the Moray Archaeology For All group. Activities included archaeological illustration, artefact identification, excavation, surveying and more! Visit the Moray Archaeology For All Facebook page for more information about the group.

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Cluny Hill Dig

Elgin Museum supported the University of Lancaster’s Cluny Hill Dig project in Forres as part of our HHA2017 HLF-funded programme. In 2016, the presence of a large hilltop enclosure was confirmed on Cluny Hill, Forres, by a combination of aerial laser scanning (LIDAR), geophysical survey, and archival research. In 2017, Dr Leif Isaksen of the University of Lancaster led a community excavation in order to learn more about this poorly understood site. For more information about the project visit the Cluny Hill website or find and follow them on Twitter.

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