Events and Activities


Crafty Sundays

John Gray Centre I Every Sunday, October–March 2015 I 1.30–3.30pm I £1 donation per child

Drop in for themed crafts activities, scavenger hunts, storytelling and more, and let your wee ones explore their creative side! Activities suitable for children of all ages and accompanying adults. 
2nd November: Halloween Crafts
Make a spooky Halloween mask & find out about witches & ghosts through our scavenger hunt. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to scare us!

9th & 16th November: Poppy Collage
Join us in making beautiful a poppy collage. Make a handmade paper poppy and learn more about the history of Remembrance Day.

23rd & 30th November: Pirates
Ahoy wee pirates and drop in for some themed fun. Go on a treasure hunt to find some hidden secrets and decorate a swash buckling sword.

Halloween Party

Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery I Friday, 31 October I 2.30–4pm I Primary school-aged children I £3.60 per child

Perfect for young children, this event includes games, dancing, Halloween crafts, dooking for apples and a spooky tour. Don’t forget the fancy dress competition! Due to the popularity of this event, tickets must be booked and paid for beforehand. Booking essential, contact John Muir’s Birthplace on 01368 865899 or email 


Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, 9 November I 1.30–3.30pm I John Gray Centre Museum
This Remembrance Sunday you are invited to visit the exhibition ‘Our War: East Lothian 1914–18’ to discover World War One objects and documents. Plus create your own Remembrance poppy or add family stories to our WW1 memory book.

Armistice Day

Tuesday, 11 November I 10–11am I John Gray Centre Museum
Join us at the John Gray Centre to commemorate Armistice Day by visiting the exhibition ‘Our War: East Lothian 1914–18’. A short ceremony including WW1 poetry, read by local school children, will be followed by a minute’s silence.

A family in wartime: 1914–18

Saturday, 15 November I 10am–3pm
Star Room I £2 suggested donation
Make your own Remembrance poppy, meet a World War One recruiting officer and see some of the letters written to children in East Lothian from their fathers on the front line. Learn some songs sung by the soldiers and handle some WW1.


Festive Family Fun Day 

Sat 6 December  I  11:00am - 3:00pm  I  John Gray Centre
Join us for a festive fun day for the whole family. Come take a picture with Santa! Create some holiday crafts and decorate gingerbread biscuits in the Star Room. Listen to Victorian Christmas tales in the Library. Go on a scavenger hunt in the Museum and get your face painted in Local History. Oh, and don’t forget to look out for our 12 Days of Christmas Characters hiding throughout the Centre, for your chance to win a prize.

Free, donations welcome
- Take a picture with Santa
- Hear live music
- Listen to victorian christmas stories
- Go on a festive scavengar hunt
- Find one of 6 Geese-a-Laying (part of the 12 Days of Christmas activity)

Some activities incur a small fee:
- Holiday crafts £1
- Festive Face painting £2
- Gingerbread biscuit decorating £1