A week of Chariots and Victorians!

Last week, I spent Monday and Tuesday in Dunbar Primary (John Muir Campus) visiting all the Primary 2 classes to help them make a museum. I started by talking to them all in a huge assembly, then I went round all the classes so we could have a go at examining some objects. Some of my favourite Victorian objects the classes looked at were a washboard, carpet beater and old fashioned iron. You can see we had lots of fun!

Then on Thursday, I went with Musselburgh Burgh’s P3/4 and P4/5 to visit Jewel and Esk College where we collected the wooden Roman Chariots they’d made from the classes’ designs. We then went to Prestongrange Museum where we painted the chariots. They are drying off at the moment, then after the holiday we’ll take them along to the school and put them together. I can’t wait to see them! You might remember the class visited the Romans exhibition at Musselburgh Museum to give them some help in learning about the Romans. If you’re looking for something to do this February holiday, remember the museum is open Thursday-Saturday 10am-3.30pm and there are lots of lovely Roman things to see and do there! And, best of all, it’s free!

This week, while the schools are off, I’m going to catch up on planning all our events for the year ahead in our museums. Our What’s On booklet is due to come back from the designers this week so not long now til it’s launched!

Just to remind you all that we’re opening 2 new museums this year – John Gray Centre in Haddington and Dunbar Town House. Prestongrange Museum will also reopen for the new season on 1st April, whilst John Muir’s Birthplace and Musselburgh remain open year round. Hope to see you soon!

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