Education and Outreach

Childrens activities at Elgin Museum

While the museum is closed for the winter and undergoing conservation work it is not possible to accommodate group visits – we will be back in business as usual from 28th April 2018.

In the meantime, we have a wide range of handling boxes that available for loan. The boxes cover subjects such as WWI and WWII, Vikings, Romans, Egyptians, Medieval Life, Early Man, Toys and Fossils. They are a great way for groups of all ages to get ‘hands-on’ with real artefacts. Each box comes with a resource pack detailing the objects, suggesting complementary activities and highlighting Curriculum for Excellence areas they cover. These boxes also work well as the basis for reminiscence sessions for older groups and for sensory activities for those with sensory impairment.

Please email our Learning and Access Officer Jen Kelshaw or call on 01343 543675  to organise a loan or to discuss tailored visits or events for your group, within the Museum or in an outreach capacity.


Our events section has details of our family events programme for 2018. Please visit our Young Marvels section for details of how under-18s can become junior members of The Moray Society and receive early-bird booking and invitations to exclusive events.

At Elgin Museum we want to help Moray’s young people see their heritage as something accessible and relevant to them, something which encourages their growth as responsible citizens, confident individuals, successful learners and effective contributors. To help enable this, entry to the Museum is free and our events and activities are also generally free.


Elgin Museum is grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Robertson Trust for their support in making these activities possible.


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