Exciting Line-up of Events at Museum of Scottish Country Life
new events season begins at the Museum of Scottish Country Life
this weekend, with a packed schedule of exciting days out designed
to appeal to all ages. From agricultural shows to country fairs,
the Museum is offering a breath of fresh air to anyone who wants
a day away from city life.
can discover their hidden talents for tatty howking or bee-keeping,
learn about the ancient art of dowsing, or test the wonders of science
by disrupting a tornado. The start of the new season also coincides
with a host of new spring arrivals on the Museum's working farm,
including lambs and Ayrshire calves. The latest calf, April, was
born last weekend.
season begins with the Easter Sunday Funday on Saturday 11 April,
where the star of the show is the Easter Bunny. There are lots of
activities aimed at children including an Easter-egg hunt and the
chance to travel in a wagon pulled by four Clydesdale horses.
highlights over the next few months include a touring exhibition
from the Glasgow Science Centre, with opportunities to create a
bubble wall and s-t-r-e-t-c-h your voice, and National Insect Week
from 13-20 June, which offers a range of beastly events for all
Bunhead's Cowpat Chemistry explores the science of farts and burps
at the Museum on Saturday 3 July, and the following Sunday sees
one of Scotland's biggest gatherings of Clydesdale Horses in the
Heavy Horse Show.
Dornan, General Manager of the Museum of Scottish Country Life,
'We have a very full and varied programme this year, ranging from
small-scale workshops and events such the Teddybears' Picnic, through
to full days out such as the Heavy Horse Show, which attract thousands
of people at a time. We hope that the programme provides something
for everyone, whether they want to spend a whole day out or just
enjoy a glimpse of life in the countryside.'
Events at the Museum of Scottish Country Life
Saturday 11 April
Join in the all fun with our very own Easter Bunny, with lots of
activities for children including an egg hunt and, in the afternoon,
a chance to travel in a wagon pulled by four magnificent Clydesdale
horses. Price is included in admission to the Museum.
Sunday 9 May
See the splendid curves of some great classic cars and take a look
at a wide range of historic vehicles at our annual Car Rally.
5 June to 7 August
Try an anti-gravity wheel, create a bubble wall, and have a go on
the interactive exhibits from Tour de Force, Glasgow Science Centre's
travelling exhibition. Price included in admission to the Museum.
Valley Vintage Power
Sunday 6 June
Scotland's rural past makes a comeback with a fantastic display
of tractors, farming machinery and other attractions. Prices are:
adult £5, concessions £3, children (12 and under) free.
13 - 20 June
Celebrate all sorts of bugs and beasties with our special events
for all the family.
Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 June, 11am
We'll be going on a river-dipping safari to find underwater creatures.
Wear wellies and waterproofs and bring a change of clothes. Event
lasts 1 ½ hrs. Age 5+ Price included in admission to the
Sunday 20 June, 2pm
Come and see our hive, learn a bit about bee-keeping and taste honey
made from different types of pollen. Event lasts 2 hrs. Price included
in admission to the Museum - booking essential. Age 16+
Sunday 20 June, 2pm
Take inspiration from nature and create your own fishing flies in
this family workshop. Event lasts approx 1 ½ hrs. Price included
in admission to the Museum. Age 8+
Bunhead's Cowpat Chemistry
Saturday 3 July, 1pm, 3.30pm
Dr Bunhead the internationally insane TV presenter of Brainiac,
Fully Booked and Hyperlinks is coming to East Kilbride. Using volunteer
scientists from the audience we'll get to the bottom of our farts
and burps (not for the faint hearted)! Event lasts approx 1 hr.
Price is £1 on top of usual admission to the Museum. Booking
essential, Age 5+
Sunday 11 July
One of Scotland's biggest gatherings of Clydesdale horses. A must-see
event. Prices are: Adult £5, concession £3, children
(12 and under) free.
12 July to 9 August, Mondays, 11am, 2pm
Have a creative summer with our fun workshops. Have a go at lots
of activities from trying out your own dowsing rods, to model making
and photography. Event lasts 2 hrs, admission free, booking essential.
Sunday 25 July, 2pm
Today's the day! Bring your favourite teddy to join in with fun
and games at the Museum and have a picnic amongst the flowers. Event
lasts approx 1 1/2 hrs. Price included in admission to the Museum.
Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 August, 2pm
Practice the mysterious craft of dowsing, with a short demonstration
on how to detect leaks the hi-tech way. Bring your wire coat hangers
or we can supply them. Event lasts approx 2 hrs. Price is included
in admission to the Museum.
Sunday 22 August
Come by our third annual sheep dog trial, and see a range of country
crafts, activities and demonstrations, including basket weaving,
chainsaw carving and falconry.
Martin Farriery Competition
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September
Watch horseshoeing in action as some of the best farriers in the
world compete in this test of speed and skill. Price included in
admission to the Museum.
Tuesday 12 and Tuesday 19 October, 12.30pm
Help pick potatoes at Kittochside, the time-honoured way and join
us for a baked potato on the fire. Take home any extra you pick.
Bring boots, waterproofs and a change of clothing. Gloves supplied!
Event lasts approx 2 hrs. Price included in admission to the Museum.
Museum of Scottish Country Life is open daily from 10am- 5pm. Admission:
Adult £4, Concessions £3, Child (12 and under) free.
NMS Members and NTS Members free (excluding some special events)
unique partnership between the National Museums of Scotland and
The National Trust for Scotland.