Fes­ti­val of Mu­se­ums stops in Shire

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Scot­land’s Fes­ti­val of Mu­se­ums is re­turn­ing for its most fun-filled cel­e­bra­tion ever, with three events in Perthshire.

From May 18-20, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture over 100 in­cred­i­ble events across the length and breadth of Scot­land.

Cre­ated and co-or­di­nated by Mu­se­ums Gal­leries Scot­land, Fes­ti­val of Mu­se­ums en­cour­ages Scot­land’s mu­se­ums to pro­vide vis­i­tors with the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy ex­cit­ing, en­ter­tain­ing and sur­pris­ing events, day or night at mu­se­ums and gal­leries over one week­end.

There is a range of events for all ages and in­ter­ests tak­ing place in the Perth and Kin­ross area, in­clud­ing:

• Dino Night: Mu­seum Late, Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery, May 19 – an af­ter-hours di­nosaur themed event for grown-ups. Vis­i­tors can take part in fos­sil digs and a silent disco and en­joy a head­line per­for­mance from Ad­ven­ture Cir­cus.

• We’re go­ing on a Di­nosaur Hunt!, Perth Mu­seum and Art gallery, May 19 – a fam­ily fun day where vis­i­tors will be­come Di­nosaur Hun­ters– solv­ing puz­zles and ac­tiv­i­ties along the mu­seum’s di­nosaur trail.

• Ja­co­bites and Red­coats: Bat­tle for the High­lands, Black Watch Cas­tle and Mu­seum, 19 May – a fam­ily event fea­tur­ing his­tor­i­cal re-en­act­ment and the chance to chan­nel your in­ner ‘Out­lander’by dress­ing up in sol­diers’ uni­forms and craft­ing your own sword and shield.

Sarah Burry-Hayes, Mar­ket­ing Man­ager at Mu­se­ums Gal­leries Scot­land, said:“The pro­gramme for the 2018 Fes­ti­val of Mu­se­ums is burst­ing with fun events that spark the imag­i­na­tion and cel­e­brate cul­ture.

“Mu­se­ums and gal­leries in Perth and Kin­ross have planned a range of in­cred­i­ble events that will in­spire lo­cal peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence Scot­land’s his­tory, art and cul­ture in in­ter­ac­tive, un­ex­pected and hands-on ways.”

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