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May
6
Sat
New exhibition – James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes @ Elgin Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes

James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes

An exhibition of photographs in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Elgin Museum.

Free entry – donations welcome!

Find out more about the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum - Side Hall
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Saturday 6th May , 2017

11.00am – 3.00pm, Elgin Museum Hall

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day

Bring along your finds (recently found or found long ago!) for identification from the experts at the Treasure Trove Unit, learn more about the Treasure Trove process and how to report your finds.

Free entry – donations welcome!

For more information on the work of the Treasure Trove unit, visit their website.

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May
19
Fri
Dinosaur Invasion! (Festival of Museums) @ Elgin Museum
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinosaur Invasion!

Late night opening Friday 19h May 5.00pm – 7.30pm

Dinosaur invasion at Elgin Museum

Celebrating Festival of Museums with late night opening at Elgin Museum and drop-in dinosaur activities. Visit our Recognised Collection of pre-dinosaur fossils, then try your hand at dinosaur origami!

Free entry – donations welcome

May
27
Sat
MUSEUM CLOSED – APOLOGIES
May 27 all-day

OUR APOLOGIES – THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED TODAY AS WE ARE HOSTING A WEDDING CEREMONY

May
28
Sun
Kinloss Abbey Guided Tour (HHA2017) @ Kinloss Abbey
May 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kinloss Abbey

Kinloss Abbey Guided Tour

2.30pm – 4.30pm, 28th May 2017

Join us at Kinloss Abbey, Kinloss, on Sunday 28th May 2017 for a guided tour of the ruins of this 12th Century AD former Cistercian Abbey.

Peter Grant Peterkin, of Kinloss Abbey Trust, will provide a fascinating insight into the history of the site and its development, as well as an update on the work of the Trust.

This event is free but booking is essential! Please note: booking is via an online ticketing service not through the Museum direct.

Please note: car parking on site is limited, please car share where possible. Unfortunately, no public transport is available as the bus service does not operate on Sundays.

Please note: the ground on site is uneven, and may not be suitable for those with limited or restricted mobility. This is an outdoor event, so please wear suitable clothing & sturdy footwear.

This tour is provided thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of Elgin Museum’s year of History, Heritage & Archaeology events programme.

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May
31
Wed
New exhibition – Annette M. Purdie: Lost in Nature @ Elgin Museum
May 31 @ 11:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

New Exhibition

Annette Purdie Exhibition

Annette M. Purdie: Lost in Nature

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Saturday 29th July 2017

The influence of the natural world constantly drives the direction of the work of Annette M. Purdie. Areas of Scotland and Yorkshire, where the artist previously lived, and memories from travel elsewhere in the world, evoke an abundance of inspiration. Adding a certain amount of imagination also provides further scope for interpretation of the above in sometimes a more impressionistic, rather than figurative way.

Jun
20
Tue
Guided Tours – Cluny Hill Dig, Forres @ Nelson's Tower
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nelson's Tower, Forress

Guided Tours of Cluny Hill Dig, Forres

Tuesday 20th, Friday 23rd and Tuesday 27th June 2017 

1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Meeting point for tours: Nelson’s Tower 

Your chance to visit an archaeological excavation, as specialists search for evidence on the past of this intriguing site – could it be a “lost” hillfort?

Please note: The tour is suitable for people of all ages but please be prepared for very uneven terrain & a steep walk, which may be unsuitable for some; sturdy, waterproof shoes are advised.

The start and end point will be at Nelson’s Tower.

Free event – no booking required! Contact cluny.hill.dig@gmail.com for more information.

Elgin Museum is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Cluny Hill Dig as part of our HLF-funded programme of activities and events in this the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology.

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Jun
23
Fri
Guided Tours – Cluny Hill Dig, Forres @ Nelson's Tower
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nelson's Tower, Forress

Guided Tours of Cluny Hill Dig, Forres

Tuesday 20th, Friday 23rd and Tuesday 27th June 2017 

1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Meeting point for tours: Nelson’s Tower 

Your chance to visit an archaeological excavation, as specialists search for evidence on the past of this intriguing site – could it be a “lost” hillfort?

Please note: The tour is suitable for people of all ages but please be prepared for very uneven terrain & a steep walk, which may be unsuitable for some; sturdy, waterproof shoes are advised.

The start and end point will be at Nelson’s Tower.

Free event – no booking required! Contact cluny.hill.dig@gmail.com for more information.

Elgin Museum is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Cluny Hill Dig as part of our HLF-funded programme of activities and events in this the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology.

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Jun
27
Tue
Guided Tours – Cluny Hill Dig, Forres @ Nelson's Tower
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nelson's Tower, Forress

Guided Tours of Cluny Hill Dig, Forres

Tuesday 20th, Friday 23rd and Tuesday 27th June 2017 

1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Meeting point for tours: Nelson’s Tower 

Your chance to visit an archaeological excavation, as specialists search for evidence on the past of this intriguing site – could it be a “lost” hillfort?

Please note: The tour is suitable for people of all ages but please be prepared for very uneven terrain & a steep walk, which may be unsuitable for some; sturdy, waterproof shoes are advised.

The start and end point will be at Nelson’s Tower.

Free event – no booking required! Contact cluny.hill.dig@gmail.com for more information.

Elgin Museum is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Cluny Hill Dig as part of our HLF-funded programme of activities and events in this the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology.

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Jul
4
Tue
YOUNG MARVELS – Medieval Moray (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Jul 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Young Marvels

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Medieval Moray

An introduction to medieval times with object handling, puzzles and craft activities – find out what it would have been like to live in Medieval Moray.

Free activity – no booking required. Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Not a Young Marvel? Visit our website to join! 

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