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Family Summer/Autumn Programme

Arty Saturdays: On Your Marks

Every Saturday from 14 June to 9 August, 1-3pm

Get into the spirit of Glasgow 2014 with some sporty-themed art activities inspired by the 2014 MUSA Young Artist Award. Learn about the traditions and cultures of the Commonwealth and try your hand at representing Scotland's own sporting heritage. Free, drop-in event.


Summer workshops

Craft Week (28 July – 3 August)

Stained Glass

Mon 28 July, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Search for stained glass in MUSA and create your own stained glass light-catcher to bring colour to your window. Free, but booking essential. 

Wonderful Weaving

Weds 30 July, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Over, under, over, under…Weave your own colourful creations using wool, fabric scraps or paper. Free, but booking essential. 

Magnificent Metal

Thurs 31 July, 1.30-3.30pm 

Make and decorate treasures you can take home by pressing or scratching designs into the surface of special gold and silver sheets. Free, drop-in, no booking required.


Nature Week (4 – 10 August)

Diving Belle by Clydebuilt Puppets

Sun 3 August, 2-2.45pm (3yrs+)

Dive into the magical world of Belle's Carousel Café, meet Tom the lighthouse keeper and some special undersea friends. Everything seems fine and dandy, until one day a storm brews up! Must Belle reveal her magical secret?... A beautiful story of friendship, told with table top puppets and original music. Held at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but booking essential.

Miniature Garden

Mon 4 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Make a beautiful miniature garden in a box using sand, twigs, pine cones, pebbles and more! Materials provided but feel free to bring your own special finds. Free, but booking essential. 

Animal Antics

Weds 6 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Make your own animal mask and join in with some animal-themed stories and games at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History. Free, but booking essential.


Fri 8 August, 10am-12pm (All ages)

Come and explore the fascinating underwater world of the pond at this fun event for all the family with Tony Wilson. Meet at Botanic Gardens Entrance, Canongate. Free, but please contact MUSA to reserve a place. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


History Week (11 – 17 August)

Image of actor playing Sir David Brewster

Tasty Tales

Mon 11 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Join storyteller Sheila Kinnimonth for some traditional Scottish tales of home grown food and cooking. Tasty treats available afterwards. Free, but booking essential. 

Fake an Ancient Document

Weds 13 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Have fun making your own ancient map or document to fool your friends - x marks the spot! Free, but booking essential. 

Meet the Inventor: Sir David Brewster 

Fri 15 August, 11-1pm and 2-4pm (drop-in, all ages)

Time travel to the 1800s and meet Brewster, the University’s famous inventor of the kaleidoscope. We’ll also show you how to make your own! Free, drop-in, no booking required.