Museum and Moray Society Activities

Our HHA2017 Events Programme (June-December) is now available – we will be adding more events and activities throughout the year, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit our events page for more details and to keep up to date with the latest news.

JULY

Wednesday 31st May  – Saturday 29th July , 2017

Elgin Museum

New Exhibition – Lost in Nature

Annette M. Purdie: Lost in Nature – 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.

Free entry – donations welcome!

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AUGUST

Tuesday 1st August  – Friday 25th August , 2017

Elgin Museum

New Exhibition – Flow Path

Lisa Shaw is an artist, designer and educator. She brings the flair and energy of the New York art scene to her current art practice in Scotland. Actively involved in ecological and community art, she has also worked with community groups throughout the world creating collaborative artworks and sharing her unique passion for art and sustainability. She creates paintings on canvas, photographs, murals, sculptures and dialogical interventions. Lisa is also the art director of Biomatrix Water, a river restoration environmental company based in Forres, Moray.

Free entry – donations welcome!

 

Saturday 19th August  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Aberlour – Booking essential

Guided Walking Tour of Aberlour

Join us for a walking tour around historic Aberlour, Moray, led by local architect Andrew Wright with support from archaeologist Claire Herbert, as we explore the architecture and heritage of this industrious Speyside village.

Please note: this walk covers a variety of terrain, over 3.3km (2 miles) and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Suitable for over-16s only. Meet at the Alice Littler / Speyside Way car park, Aberlour.

Free activity but places must be booked in advance online at https://elginmuseum.yapsody.com/

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SEPTEMBER

Saturday 9th September 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Duffus Castle – Booking essential

Guided Tour of Duffus Castle

Take a step back in time ot the medieval period, and learn about the challenges facing our historic sites, on this tour of Duffus Castle, Moray. Led by “The Castle Hunter” David Weinczok and Historic Environment Scotland’s District Architect Mike Pendery.

Please note: this walk covers a variety of terrain, and is unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Limited car parking available on site – please car share where possible. Meet at the Duffus Castle car park

Free activity but places must be booked in advance online at https://elginmuseum.yapsody.com/

 

Friday 22nd September 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Elgin Museum – side hall

The Moray Society Lecture Series Winter 2017/18

Architectural Heritage at Kinloss, Covesea and Portgordon and the challenges of providing public access. 

A talk by Dr Nick Brown, NB Planning and Architecture, Cullen.

Entry: £3.00 / Moray Society Members £2.00 / Students £1.50

 

Saturday 23rd September 11.00am – 1.00pm

Elgin Museum – side hall

Doors Open Days – drop-in activity: Architecture Paper Crafts

Explore our beautiful A-Listed Museum and help us celebrate Doors Open Days 2017 as we recreate the Museum building in miniature. You will also be able to try a variety of other architecture themed paper crafts. Suitable for all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free event – donations welcome!

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OCTOBER

Friday 13th October 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Elgin Museum – side hall

The Moray Society Lecture Series Winter 2017/18

Whisky in the Cabrach: illicit stills and the early legal distilleries

A talk by Colin Mackenzie, Architect and Trustee of The Cabrach Trust.

Entry: £3.00 / Moray Society Members £2.00 / Students £1.50

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NOVEMBER

Saturday 4th November 9.30am – 5.30pm

Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray Street, Elgin IV30 1JJ – booking essential

The Moray Society’s Archaeology Conference 2017

Forgotten, Hidden & Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology

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. Speakers include: Dr Fraser Hunter and Dr Gemma Cruickshank (NMS), Dr Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen), Prof Ian Armit and Dr Lindsey Büster (University of Bradford), and many more! Further details can be found on the dedicated conference page of our website.

Tickets must be booked online in advance (Adult £10.00 / Student £7.50) at https://elginmuseum.yapsody.com/

 

Sunday 5th November 10.00am – 12.00pm

Elgin Cathedral – Booking essential

Insight Tour of 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.

Meet at the main entrance to Elgin Cathedral.

Places must be booked in advance online (Adult £5.00 / Student £4.00) at https://elginmuseum.yapsody.com/

 

Sunday 5th November 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Elgin – Booking essential

Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s hidden treasures

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.

Meet at the Elgin Museum.

Places must be booked in advance online (Adult £6.00 / Student £5.00) at https://elginmuseum.yapsody.com/

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During the course of public events in, and organised by, Elgin Museum we may take photographs for use on our website and social media feeds. By entering the venue / attending the event you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. If you have any issues with this please notify a volunteer at the time. If we publish a picture of you which you would like us to remove, please contact us at: curator@elginmuseum.org.uk

 

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