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Time Travel Fortnight At Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (13/10/08)
This October break something exciting is happening at the museum in the heart of Inverness. Neolithic music, Redcoats and Jacobites are only some of the things waiting to be discovered by young visitors and their families.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 14 October) there will be fun for the whole family from 1pm to 4pm as participants learn about research skills and have a go at making their own family tree.
On Wednesday there is the chance to make music the Neolithic way with Bob Pegg. Two sessions will run, at 1.30 and 3pm exploring sound for the whole family to take part in.
Thursday is story day and from 1pm to 4pm Bob Pegg will be exploring some of the fantastic Highland tales that keep people of all ages enthralled.
There is something for everyone!
Archaeology and uncovering hidden objects is the theme for Friday. Participants will be able to discover amazing facts and see things hidden away in the stores of the museum, a real archaeological adventure from 1pm to 3pm.
The first week of activities ends with a climax on Saturday as the Red Coats are coming! At 1.15pm and again at 3pm, families can come along and chat with a Jacobite and Redcoat in the Museum and learn about what life was like during the Jacobite Rebellion!
Learning and Access Officer, Katy Boal is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the events. She said: “Over the fortnight we really have something for everyone to enjoy and families can spend time together discovering more about history as well as learning new craft skills and having fun. The events are drop in sessions so places don’t need to be booked in advance, except for the family drawing session. They are nearly all free of charge, although some of the craft sessions cost £1 to cover the materials used. All details can be found on our website and so a warm welcome awaits anyone who comes along.”
The following week there is a Family Drawing taster session on Tuesday 21st from 1pm to 2pm and on Wednesday the chance for participants to design and create their own Targes, as carried by the Jacobities and used as wall decorations by the Victorians. The following day families can come along to create their own paper lantern and on Friday participants can become a Knight or a Fair Lady and learn what living in Inverness was like during the medieval age. The fortnight of events will end on Saturday 25 October by the making of a time capsule for people of the future to find.