Young Marvels

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Elgin Museum Young Marvels

Elgin Museum is delighted to introduce our children’s club, Elgin Museum Young Marvels. Formed in 2015, we now have over 100 Young Marvels in our membership.

It’s your chance to find out about, and to get an early warning of, all that’s happening for under 18s throughout the year.  You will also receive the Young Marvels’ newsletter twice a year and special days at the Museum for members only.

You can become a member by filling in an application form and sending it to Young Marvels, Elgin Museum, 1 High Street, Elgin IV30 1EQ  with £1  for your  membership.  Once you are over 18, you can stay with us by becoming a full member of the Moray Society.


Find out what exciting Young Marvel and family activities are going on at the Musuem.

Young Marvels Newsletters

Read issues of current and past Young Marvels newsletters to find out what the group has been up to.

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Young Marvels Summer Programme 2017 – Medieval Moray

This year’s exclusive Young Marvels programme will focus on Moray in Medieval times. Through the summer, various planned activities will show what it would have been like to live in Medieval Moray.

All activities are free. No booking is required, but for each activity there will be two sessions to choose from (not the usual “drop-in” throughout the day), except for the activity on 8th August, a march to Elgin Castle, which will be a single session – Marvels will be asked to register for this activity nearer the time. Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information please contact Mary Shand at

Tuesday 4th July 2017,  1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Medieval Moray – an introduction to medieval times with object handling, puzzles and craft activities.

Tuesday 11th July 2017,  1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Food & Drink – learn about what people ate in medieval times, with object handling and the chance to make your own medieval plate and cup.

Tuesday 18th July 2017,  1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Art & Letters – learn to write like a medieval scribe, make illuminated letters, and create a miniature portrait in a decorative frame (bring along a small photo or picture of a friend/ family member/ favourite person).

Tuesday 25th July 2017,  1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Castles – discover medieval castles and build your own!

Tuesday 1st August 2017,  1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Knights & Ladies – make your own sword, shield, purse, knight’s helmet or Lady’s hat, in preparation for our march to Elgin Castle.

Tuesday 8th August 2017, 11am – 1pm

Knights & Ladies March to Elgin Castle – learn about Elgin’s medieval past as we march through the town before launching an attack on Elgin Castle! (Registration required, refreshments will be provided).

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