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Teeny Explorers Christmas Quest at the Dick Institute

26 Nov 2019

Join Michaella and Billy Bear for some seasonal expeditions, and help them on a special mission from the Museum Keeper. Creative fun, stories, imagination, discovery, explorations and tactile sensations! For early years (3-5yrs) and their grown-ups! These events are free but places are limited so booking is essential. Contact the museum to book a place.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Threads of Life with Clare Hunter

Dick Institute

21 Nov 2019

For the past thirty years, I have been involved with textiles as a community artist, exhibition curator and banner maker. In 1986, I set up ‘Needleworks’ in Glasgow working with people of all ages and cultures, using sewing to celebrate local history, document community experiences and share personal concerns through the creation of wall hangings and banners. I undertake textile commissions and organise sewing projects throughout Scotland. The most recent project has been community Matters where ten people stitched small wall hangings to capture the stories of textiles that were precious to them. On my website you can read about the project and explore some of the themes of my book ‘Threads of Life’. I hope you enjoy the discovery.

2pm - 4pm

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Rabs Gabs! Block 2

Burns House Museum

23 Oct 2019

Come along and have a fun-packed time with your friends exploring the museum with Michaella! Bring the past to life through drama, performance, story creation and creative movement, sharing what you've discovered with friends and family and the end of the block. 6-12 years

23 Oct 2019 - 27 Nov 2019

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Earth Hour

Dumfries Museum

24 Mar 2018

Join us for the global Earth Hour party, highlighting the need for action on climate change.
As the lights are turned off, we will be stargazing and moon watching with freelance ranger, Elizabeth Tindall, followed by hot drinks, fun start trails and making activities inside he museum. Wrap up for all weathers. If it is raining there will be alternative indoor activities.
Suitable for all ages.
No booking required.

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Fossil Hunters: Unearthing the Mystery of Life on Land

Dumfries Museum

23 Feb 2018

Discover how life on earth moved from water onto land 360-345 million years ago through ground-breaking discoveries made in Scotland in Fossil Hunters at Dumfries Museum from Friday 23 February - Sunday 22 April 2018.
In Fossil Hunters, meet the people who uncovered these remarkable finds, discover the scientific techniques used to extract and identify them, and glimpse what life was like before the dinosaurs.

Supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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A Fish out of Water: the Earliest Invasion of Land by Animals with Backbones

Dumfries Museum

22 Feb 2018

We celebrate the opening of the National Museum of Scotland exhibition "Fossil Hunters" with a talk by Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland.
New fossils from the Scottish Borders are of international significance. Nick will explore how these fossils are giving us a whole new understanding of the earliest invasion of land b back-boned animals about 360 million years ago.
Light refreshments will be served.

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Finding our Past

Dumfries Museum

06 Feb 2018

2018 Foyer Exhibition

From prehistoric axe heads to a post medieval gold ring, this exhibition showcases recent archaeological finds made in our history rich region.

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Angels, Myths & Fables

Angels, Myths & Fables

Dean Castle

09 May 2016

From 9th May - Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

Using Dean Castle's internationally renowned collections of early musical instruments, arms & armour and tapestries, this new exhibition looks at a time when art in Europe reflected a range of religious images, as well as folklore and mythological creatures.

During the period known as the renaissance, Europe turned its back on the darkness and superstition of the middle-ages whilst recapturing the thought and vision of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. The art of the Renaissance explored an unseen world of unearthly beings beyond our day-to-day existence and many of the objects on show here feature angels, strange plants and other mysterious creatures.

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Keir Hardie - 100 years on

Keir Hardie - 100 years on

The Baird Institute, Cumnock

28 May 2015

The political pioneer Keir Hardie died a hundred years ago in September 1915 but his legend endures.

Date Occurs 28/05/2015 - 19/12/2015

Time Thurs - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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