2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA)

2017 is 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 will be a wealth of events, activities and exhibitions throughout 2017, for all ages, culminating in a conference on the 4th and 5th November 2017.

Our HHA2017 Events Programme (June-December) is now available – we will be adding more events and activities throughout the year, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit our events page for more details and to keep up to date with the latest news. Most events are drop-in and do not need to be booked in advance. For those activities where places are limited, booking is required through our Yapsody online ticketing website.


Explore! Elgin Musuem - children's guide

Our exciting new 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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Forgotten, Hidden, Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology

For more information on our upcoming archaeology conference, please visit the dedicated webpage.


Moray Archaeology For All

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

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Cluny Hill Dig

Elgin Museum will be supporting the University of Lancaster’s Cluny Hill Dig project in Forres as part of our HHA2017 HLF-funded programme for 2017. 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 will be leading a community excavation in order to learn more about this poorly understood site. For more information about the project as well as details of how to volunteer, visit the Cluny Hill website or find and follow them on Twitter.

Guided Tours of Cluny Hill Dig will be offered on Tuesday 20th, Friday 23rd and Tuesday 27th June 2017, 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The meeting point for tours is Nelson’s Tower – see our events page for more details.
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