Calendar

Oct
4
Wed
New art exhibition – Aileen Neillie: Gone to Seed @ Elgin Museum
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

New Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition: Gone to Seed

Aileen Neillie: Gone to Seed

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Saturday 4th November 2017

Oct
14
Sat
Ogham Pendants – Family Drop-In Activity (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday 14th October 2017, 11am – 1pm

Elgin Museum in Ogham script

Ogham Pendants

Learn how to write your name in ancient Ogham and make your own decorated clay pendant.

Free Activity, no booking required.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

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Oct
18
Wed
The Egyptians – Family Drop-In Activity (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday 18th October 2017, 11am – 1pm

Egyptian painted frieze

The Egyptians

Learn how to write like an ancient Egyptian, make your own Pharaoh’s cartouche, mummy pencil or pyramid, at this family drop in activity.

Free Activity, no booking required.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

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Oct
27
Fri
Late Night Spooktacular – Day of the Dead (Museums at Night) @ Elgin Museum
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Late Night Spooktacular – Day of the Dead

Late night opening Friday 27th October 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Day of the Dead Late night opening at the Museum

Celebrating Museums at Night with late night opening at Elgin Museum!

Dare you visit the Museum after hours? Join us for some Hallowe’en fun, learn about Dia de los Muertos, and try your at hand a creating your own Day of the Dead skull mask. Spooky fancy dress is optional, but encouraged! All ages are welcome!

Free entry – donations welcome

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nov
4
Sat
Forgotten, Hidden, Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology @ Alexander Graham Bell Centre
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Moray Society’s Archaeology Conference 2017

Forgotten, Hidden & Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology

Saturday 4th November 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray Street, Elgin IV30 1JJ

Tickets: Adult £10 / Student £7.50


Join us in celebrating the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology at Elgin Museum with our archaeology conference showcasing some of Moray’s lesser known and forgotten archaeological and historic sites.

Session 1 (Chaired by Claire Herbert, Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service) 9:45am – 11:20am

Excavations at Grantown Road, Forres – Martin Cook, AOC Archaeology

From township to tipper truck: A constant landscape at Macallan, Craigellachie – David Anderson, Highland Archaeology Services

Excavations at Lesmurdie Road, Elgin – Melanie Johnson, CFA Archaeology

11:20am – 11:50am Morning break – teas, coffees and light refreshments will be provided.

Session 2 (Chaired by John Borland, Historic Environment Scotland) 11:50am – 1:25pm

Lost in Plain Site: the enclosure on Cluny Hill, Forres – Prof. Leif Isaksen, University of Exeter

Northern Picts Project – update – Dr Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen

Getting more from finds: looking behind Iron Age and Roman objects from Moray – Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland

1:25pm – 2:25pm Lunch break – please feel free to bring your own lunch with you, or there is ample time to purchase lunch in Elgin town centre. Teas & coffees will be provided.

Session 3 (Chaired by Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland) 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Prehistoric Pyromaniacs: the wider story of a burned down roundhouse at Birnie – Dr Tanja Romankiewicz

Lossie’s Coastal Crust: an integrated approach to archaeological measured survey – Matt Ritchie, Forestry Commission Scotland

Iron in Iron Age Moray – Dr Gemma Cruickshank, National Museums Scotland

Underworld Encounters: recent archaeological research at the Covesea Caves – Prof. Ian Armit and Dr Lindsey Büster, University of Bradford

Tickets now available online.

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

 

On Sunday 5th November, 11:00am – 4:30pm, Elgin Museum will be open to visitors (free entry) with selected displays relating to talks presented during the conference; some speakers will also be on hand to answer questions you may have.

Also on Sunday 5th November, two tour options are offered – places are limited, and online booking is essential:

10:00am – 12:00pm – Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral (£5 / £4) – An exclusive tour of Elgin Cathedral with guest speakers sharing insights on carved stones, medieval stained glass and the history of the Cathedral.

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures (£6 / £5) – Join local historian Mary Byatt and archaeologist Claire Herbert for a guided tour exploring the architectural and archaeological treasures hidden “in plain sight” in Elgin’s historic town centre.

Reserve your place at elginmuseum.yapsody.com

 

 

Nov
5
Sun
Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral (HHA2017) @ Elgin Cathedral
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral

Sunday 5th November 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at the main entrance to Elgin Cathedral.

An exclusive tour of Elgin Cathedral with guest speakers sharing insight on carved stones, medieval stained glass and the history of the Cathedral.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Book online now – Adults £5.00 / Student £4.00

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

 

Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures

Sunday 5th November 2017 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet at Elgin Museum.

Join local historian Mary Byatt and archaeologist Claire Herbert for a guided walking tour exploring the architectural and archaeological treasures hidden “in plain sight” in Elgin’s historic town centre.

PLEASE NOTE: this walk covers a variety of terrain, over 2 km (1.2 miles), and a steep climb up Lady Hill. It may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Online booking now open – Adult £6.00 / Student £5.00

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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Nov
19
Sun
On the Urban Trail of the Trades in Elgin – a guided walking tour (HHA2017) @ Elgin
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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On the Urban Trail of the Trades in Elgin – a guided walking tour

Sunday 19th November 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Meet at Elgin Museum

Join local historian Morag MacDonald FSA Scot and follow the fascinating trail of the Incorporated Trades in Elgin to discover more about the life and times of the Trades’ illustrious past.
The Incorporated Trades were active in Elgin until 2014 and this walk will discuss the history of the Trades and what they meant to the town of Elgin.
Please note: The walk will cover around 2km (1.2 miles) throughout Elgin, and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

FREE ACTIVITY – BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Book online on our Eventbrite page.

This tour is provided thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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