Finding out about our own heritage and background are important to many of us Scots, and although we are taught much of it in schools, I’ve found that my own children’s experience of our local heritage is much weakened in comparison to what my generation learned as children.
As a family, we’ve visited several of the National Trust sites as members for a few years, but now that our boys are older, we’re limited in how often they want to come with us. Where they haven’t lost interest is in museums, and everywhere we go, my youngest tends to drag us after him.
This weekend is a festival of Scotland’s culture, with much more besides.
In a way, it’s a good kick-start to talking about our own family roots, wherever we come from.
There are events going on up and down Scotland this weekend, so head on over to the programme to find out if there’s something special for you, or even pick up a souvenir or two.
Fraserburgh, Museum of Scottish Lighthouses – Travel Through Time event.
My kids would have loved this when they were younger. Actually, I’m not sure kids ever get too old for this.
If ours had all been at home this weekend, I suspect we’d have been taking a trip to Fraserburgh tomorrow afternoon. Read what the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses has to say about their event.
Watch out for low-flying police boxes!
Our museum has been taken over by Daleks and we need your help to save the museum – and the planet – from extermination! Grab your longest scarf and come along dressed as your favourite Doctor Who character to learn some cool facts about our genuine 1970s Dalek and Doctor Who in general.
Go selfie crazy, fill our Facebook page with Dalek ‘likes’, and win a prize for the best costume! Then drift back in time, meet a lighthouse keeper in his lighthouse, and find out what it was like to live and work at Kinnaird Head. Perhaps you can offer him a sonic screwdriver to fix the light…
The annual Festival of Muesums is a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place this weekend.
Some of those who are taking part are:
- Glasgow – School of Art & the Glasgow Style City Walking Tour
- Dundee – McManus Gallery – Meet a Polar Explorer
- Edinburgh – Anatomical Museum – A Scandal in Surgeon’s Hall
- Aberdeen – Zoology Museum
Aberdeen – Tonight – 16th May – Zoology Museum
This is in my neck of the woods. They will celebrate all things Egyptology with real life desert animals like snakes, scorpions and meerkats. There will be gruesome tales and the chance to be painted like a pharoah or dress like an Egyptian.
About the Festival of Museums and Museums Galleries, Scotland
Joanne Orr, the chief executive of Museums Galleries Scotland said.
‘Festival of Museums is about igniting imaginations while celebrating Scotland’s wealth of culture. There is a packed programme this year with lots of extraordinary, surprising and exciting events over three fun-filled days. So come and see what Scotland’s museums and galleries have in store for you.’
See The Whole Programme
Visit the festival of museums to find out more about what’s on for the rest of this weekend.
About the Museums Galleries, Scotland
The museums Galleries, Scotland, are the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. The festival is aimed at all ages and interests, to showcase Scotland’s wide culture. To find out more, visit their website at www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/about-us
Thank you to the Festival of Museums for the lovely Books and small gifts used as images in this post.