Events Calendar

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

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.

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


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:

Not a Young Marvel? Join when you book!

Under 16s must be accompanied.

Free activity, donations welcomed.


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.