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Family Programme

‌Booking events

All events are free but some must be booked. To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

If you would benefit from an audio description during or before an event please let us know at the time of booking.


Baby MUSA Time

First Friday of the month, 10:15am-11:15am
Held every month, Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play. This drop-in activity is for pre-school children and whoever looks after them. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and enjoy time with your children.

Friday 4th November      Light and Dark

Friday 2nd December      Winter Wonderland


MUSA Young Archaeologists

Final Saturday of the month, 2pm-3pm (7 - 12 years)
Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! From August you can join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past. Free, but booking essential.
Saturday 29th October Extraordinary Egyptians
Saturday 26th November Experimental Archaeology

Out of the Box: Diwali

Every Sunday in October, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Decorate a henna hand, discover the story of Rama and Sita and add some colourful crafty fireworks to our night sky.


Autumn Workshops  

Victorian Photo Studio

Monday 17th October, 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
Help us transform the Learning Loft into a Victorian photography studio then grab a costume, some props and pose for a picture
– but be patient, people had to sit very still for the camera in those days! Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Simple Sun Prints

Gateway Galleries
Thursday 20th October, 10-10:45am (3-6 years)
Create beautiful blue images inspired by the Scotland Through the Lens exhibition with one of the oldest types of photography, the cyanotype or ‘sun print’. Lay stencils or found objects on your paper and let the sun do the rest. You’ll be amazed at the results! Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free but booking essential. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera

Gateway Galleries
Thursday 20th October, 11:30am-12:30pm (7-12 years)
Discover the magic and the science of photography in this hands-on workshop where you’ll construct your own pinhole camera and see the world upside down! Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free, but booking essential.