Events and Activities
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery & John Muir's Birthplace
John's Friday Friends
2.30pm-4pm, every second Friday
John Muir's Birthplace
£3.50 per child
Discover John Muir’s love of nature at our fortnightly sessions for children aged 5–11. Each workshop takes a different topic and children take part in hands-on activities, stories, crafts and games to learn more about John Muir and the environment.
21st February – John Muir and Stickeen’s Adventure! Discover John Muir’s adventures with his dog Stickeen. Make a Stickeen bookmark, then learn all about the fantastic ways in which dogs help our lives.
7th March – Fairtrade Fun – Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight by finding out what’s available on our doorstep as we investigate the produce we can buy locally. We’ll also be finding out what is grown nearby too.
21st March – John Muir’s School Days – Step back in time as we enter John Muir’s Victorian classroom. Get dressed up, try writing with a quill, learn some Victorian songs and meet our Victorian school teacher!
4th April – Celebrate John Muir! – We’ll be preparing for the national John Muir Festival by making a flag to represent John Muir’s Birthplace, which will then travel across the country!
John Gray Centre, Haddington
Sunday Activities for Families
Drop in, no need to book
Free, suggested donation £1 per child
Every Sunday until 20th April 2014
Our exhibition ‘The King, the Queen and the Vicious Strumpet’ opens on 25th January. Discover characters from East Lothian’s past by dressing up and learning about their secrets.
16th & 23rd February: Kings and Queens
Make your own crown and find out fascinating facts about royalty through answering quiz questions around our exhibition.
2nd & 9th March: Marvellous Marbling
Make your own bookmarks by using techniques from the olden days!
16th & 23rd March: Quill Writing
Learn how to use a quill to write using real ink. Plus, help us create a memory box to store in the archives.
Download full programme from Feb-April here
Holocaust Memorial Day
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Holocaust Memorial Day at the John Gray Centre. Details about the event, including a report from the school children attending the event, will appear online shortly here.
Celebrating LGBT History Month!
Exhibition: ‘LGBT Equality across the Commonwealth’
An exhibition looking at the experiences of LGBT people across the Commonwealth in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Based on a report by the Kaleidoscope Trust UK.
John Gray Centre, Haddington 7th - 16th February
Musselburgh Library 17th- 28th February
Film Screening: ‘Milk’ (2008)
By LittleBigScreen @ Gullane Village Hall
Saturday 22nd of February
Doors Open 7.30pm
'Milk' is the story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. More information and tickets http://littlebigscreen.org/
Download the poster here
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