Highland Museums team up for Festival Fun
From Vikings to Victorians, museums and archives across the Highlands have teamed up to create an object trail as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival (HAF) which runs from 30th September to 15 th October.
Sixteen museums stretching from Glencoe to Inverness, Gairloch and Bettyhill are taking part and are offering free or reduced entry during the Festival. Visit the museum to see their special HAF 2017 object, and get your visit stamped on the passport included in the Highland Archaeology Festival brochure or on the HAF website www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.org. The visitor who collects the most stamps will win a £25 book token.
The brochure includes a fantastic range of activities including family events in museums. The first event “Near and Farr” at Strathnaver Museum in Bettyhill on 30th September offers the chance to be an archaeologist for the day. The following Saturday, young explorers in UIlapool will meet at the museum for a family walk to discover some of the hidden histories of the village. Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie are offering children the chance to have “Fun with the Picts” from the 9th to the 13th of October. Take part in Viking adventures at the Museum of the Isles on Skye on the 12th and 19th of October. Pop into Nairn Museum on the 14th October to have the chance to get “hands on” with museum collections and on the same day in Dornoch, Historylinks are offering a Hallowe’en workshop and Glencoe Folk Museum the opportunity to try soap carving the Ballachulish Goddess. Finally if you live in the Gairloch area there’s the chance to have a go at making a Bronze Age pot at the Museum on 17th October.
For full information on all of these activities and many more pick up a Highland Archaeology Festival brochure at your local library or visit www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.org