Events Calendar

Aug
23
Fri
Art Exhibition: Art of the volunteers and members of the Moray Society @ Elgin Museum
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Art of the volunteers and members of the Moray Society

Saturday 24th August to Thursday 31st October 2019

Join us for our first exhibition showcasing the the varied talents of Elgin Museum’s volunteers and Moray Society members.

Free entry, donations welcomed.

 

Preview Evening – Friday 23rd August 2019, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

All are welcome to the attend the free preview evening.

 

 

 

Sep
27
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Dr Gray’s 200 – snapshots in time @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

7.30pm Friday 27th September, 2019

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Dr Gray’s 200: snapshots in time

a talk by Dr Ken Brown, Retired Consultant Radiologist and member, Friends of Dr Gray’s Committee

 

To complement a display in Elgin Museum celebrating the first 200 years of Dr Gray’s Hospital, Dr Ken Brown, recently Retired Consultant Radiologist will give an illustrated talk about our hospital, its foundation and founder and how the site of a croft on the outskirts of the town has become a modern hospital still fit for purpose. Thanks to money made in the service of the East India Company, Elgin has benefited from two institutions of architectural and social merit, known eponymously as Gray’s and Anderson’s, and both still giving service today.

Sep
29
Sun
Elgin Museum – Summer Sunday Opening @ Elgin Museum
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South facade of Museum facing onto Elgin High Street

Elgin Museum Summer Sunday Opening 2019

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit us this summer on Sundays throughout July, August and September 2019 (excluding Sunday 28th July 2019), and enjoy free entry to new and favourite exhibits.

Entry is free, donations are welcomed.

Oct
5
Sat
Book signing event: A-Z of Elgin: Places – People – History @ Elgin Museum
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Book Signing Event

11.00 am Saturday 5th October 2019

Elgin Museum

A-Z of Elgin: Place – People – History 

by Jenny Main

 

Jenny is the author of several books of photos of old Elgin as well as being a contributor to our “Women in Moray” publication.

Please come along and meet Jenny, ask her questions – and why not buy her latest book? Christmas is not far away, and Jenny kindly donates all royalties from her books to The Moray Society (Elgin Museum).

I’m sure we’re all eager to find out how she tackled “Z”!

Oct
17
Thu
Highland Archaeology Festival – Family Activity @ Elgin Museum
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Highland Archaeology Festival

Family Activity

Saturday 17th October 2019, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Join us as we dig into a murder mystery with an archaeological twist!

Suitable for ages 8+, this activity must be booked in advance. To reserve your place, contact Jen Kelshaw at: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Under 16s must be accompanied.

Free entry, donations welcomed – must be booked in advance.

 

YOUNG MARVELS: CSI Skeleton Excavations @ Elgin Museum
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

YOUNG MARVELS

CSI Skeleton Excavations

Thursday 17th October 2019, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

 

Murder mystery with a bit of archaeology thrown in!

Please note: this activity must be booked in advance. To reserve your place, contact Jen Kelshaw at: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com   

Not a Young Marvel? Join when you book!

 

Under 16s must be accompanied – be prepared to get messy!

Free activity, donations welcomed.

 

Oct
22
Tue
Autumn Crafts – Family Drop-In Activity @ Elgin Museum
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Autumn Crafts Family Drop-In Activity

Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Fun and funky things with pinecones, leaves and pumpkins – be prepared to get messy!

 

Under 16s must be accompanied.

Free entry, donations welcomed.

 

YOUNG MARVELS: Solstice Torchlit Tour & Lantern Making @ Elgin Museum
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

YOUNG MARVELS

Solstice Torchlit Tour & Lantern Making

Sunday 22nd December 2019, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Make your own festive lantern to help you see the behind-the-scenes Museum treasures.

Please note: this activity must be booked in advance. To reserve your place, contact Jen Kelshaw at: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Not a Young Marvel? Join when you book!

Under 16s must be accompanied.

Free activity, donations welcomed.

 

Oct
24
Thu
How d’You Like Them Apples? Family Activity (Bookable) @ Elgin Museum
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

How d’You Like Them Apples?

Thursday 24th October 2019, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Dook for apples then turn them into a scary shrunken heads, like our one from Ecuador!

Please note: this activity must be booked in advance. To reserve your place, contact Jen Kelshaw at: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

 

Under 16s must be accompanied. Be prepared to get messy!

Free activity, donations welcomed.

 

Oct
25
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Travels with Julian @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

7.30pm Friday 25th October, 2019

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Travels with Julian

a talk by John Ross

 

By 1918, more money was urgently needed to fund the war effort. As an exercise in selling War Bonds, a Mk IV tank was sent to Moray and other towns in the northeast. On the 101st anniversary of Julian’s visit to Elgin, John Ross’s talk recounts the visit here and to Aberdeen and Buckie along with the methods employed to move the machine from venue to venue.  Each town was competing to raise the maximum amount, with the prize a tank to keep in their town. Find out who won.