Events Calendar

Oct
16
Wed
YOUNG MARVELS: CSI Skeleton Excavations @ Elgin Museum
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

YOUNG MARVELS

CSI Skeleton Excavations

Wednesday 16th October 2019, 1.00 pm – 3.00 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.

Free activity, donations welcomed.

 

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.

 

Oct
22
Tue
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
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.

Nov
28
Thu
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Recording Prehistoric Rock Art in the Moray Firth Area @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

7.30pm Thursday 28th November, 2019

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Recording Prehistoric Rock Art in the Moray
Firth Area using photography and
photogrammetry

a talk by Alan Thompson

 

Alan Thompson is an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist based in Inverness, a member of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) and a contributor to Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP). While examples of “cup and ring” markings in Moray such as the Camus Stone and Easter Backlands have been known for many years, this project is on the hunt for new examples of rock art. The team is experimenting with the use of modern but relatively simple photographic methods of recording both newly found and long known stones. Alan will talk about the results from around the Moray Firth, and even try and reach some conclusions about the mindset in prehistory of the rock carvers.

Jun
26
Fri
MUSEUM CLOSED
Jun 26 all-day

The Museum will be closed to all visitors on Saturday 26th June 2020 as we are hosting a wedding.

We will be open as usual on Monday 28th June 2020.

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