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.


Wednesday 4th October – Saturday 4th November

Elgin Museum

New Art Exhibition: Gone to Seed

Aileen Neillie – Gone to Seed


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


Friday 27th October 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Elgin Museum

Museums at Night 2017

Late Night Spooktacular – Day of the Dead

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 Activity, no booking required.

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

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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


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


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


Friday 24th November 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Elgin Museum – side hall

The Moray Society Lecture Series Winter 2017/18

Treasure Trove in Scotland

A talk by Stuart Campbell, Head of the Treasure Trove Unit, about the role of Treasure Trove and its place in supporting Scotland’s cultural heritage.

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


Saturday 25th November 11.00am – 3.00pm

Elgin Museum – side hall

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day 

Bring along your finds (recently found or found long ago!) for identification from the experts at the Treasure Trove Unit, learn more about the Treasure Trove process and how to report your finds.

Free Activity, no booking required.


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