Monday, 24 March 2014

Festival of Museums programme in Scotland

Details of the forthcoming Festival of Museums in Scotland, running from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May 2014:


· Festival of Museums weekend takes place 16-18th May
· Events in 80+ museums across Scotland with more still to be announced
· Events range from science and WW1 re-enactment workshops, a giant gaming centre and a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style baking competition!

Where: Festival of Museums events will take place in museums across Scotland including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus & Dundee, Highlands, Dumfries & Galloway and Argyll & Bute, with more events still to be announced.

When: Friday 16th May to Sunday 18th May
Events will take place on different days and at various times throughout the weekend.

What: There’s something for everyone at this year’s Festival of Museums, with over 80 events taking place across Scotland from 16-18 May. Whether you’re a family looking for an educational fun day out to entertain the kids; a couple looking to do something a bit out of the ordinary; or keen to fly solo and enjoy some culture on your doorstep, the Festival of Museums has it all on offer!

Events range from hands-on workshops exploring the mysteries of DNA at the Dundee Science Centre, to an amateur baking contest that will produce cakes in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow.

In Perth, First World War re-enactors will come to life at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, while visitors can become an experimental archaeologist for the day and re-live the Iron Age over at the city’s Scottish Crannog Centre.

Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow will see the venue turn into a giant gaming centre offering a variety of traditional British and international games, and in Edinburgh, visitors can also learn about the medical advances that took place during the 1940s with the curator of the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomy Collection.

Further details are available at:

(With thanks to Kirsty Anderson)


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