Sum­mer at­trac­tions for all at Her­itage mu­seum

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The Ar­ran Her­itage Mu­seum al­ways has a num­ber of spe­cial events days each sum­mer, and by far the most pop­u­lar is the chil­dren’s fun day, which takes place to­mor­row (Sun­day) from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

This is the one an­nual is­land event guar­an­teed to pro­vide chil­dren with an af­ter­noon of fun and games, while be­ing en­ter­tained and ed­u­cated at the same time.

The whole af­ter­noon at the Ros­aburn mu­seum in Brod­ick is geared to pro­vid­ing fun, and it’s free to chil­dren up to the age of 12 if ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. A va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional games will be on of­fer and a model train lay­out will be work­ing.


There will also be sto­ry­telling ses­sions, chil­dren’s tombola, horse-shoe throw­ing, demon­stra­tions of spin­ning and weav­ing and felt­ing.

Other treats in­clude cup cake dec­o­rat­ing, a choco­late foun­tain, and candy floss.

The Isle of Ar­ran Pipe Band will be in at­ten­dance, and other mu­si­cians will en­ter­tain through­out the af­ter­noon. And there is plenty for the grown-ups to do too with many new and up­graded in­door and out­door dis­plays to see.

And, as usual, the famed Café Ros­aburn will be sell­ing meals, teas and cof­fees and cakes all af­ter­noon. An­other in­ter­est­ing event at the mu­seum is an ar­chae­ol­ogy talk by David Aitch­e­son, who has a vast knowl­edge of the is­land’s ar­chae­o­log­i­cal past.

Last­ing ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes, and tak­ing place in the mu­seum’s ar­chae­ol­ogy room, this is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to ab­sorb some of the an­cient happenings and ways of life on Ar­ran cen­turies ago.

There are two ses­sions on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 9, start­ing at ei­ther 1.30pm or 2.30pm. Book­ing is not es­sen­tial, but will be on a first come first served ba­sis, and no ad­di­tional charge is be­ing made other than nor­mal mu­seum en­try fee.


These talks are very in­fre­quent events, and as David is a very knowl­edge­able en­thu­si­ast, it will be well worth at­tend­ing.

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