24 September 2015 –
31 January 2016
National Museums Scotland
In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Sheila M Streek
Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald
Fund for the Future donors
Come on a journey with your family, tracing what it means to be Celtic. The story unfolds in Britain and Europe across 2,500 years – from the Iron Age through the Roman Empire and medieval times, right up to today. Discover objects decorated with swirling patterns and fantastic animals, and find out how they were used for feasting, battles and dressing to impress!
Look out for the wild boars roaming through the exhibition, and uncover the hidden stories behind the objects. Find clues, ask questions and imagine yourselves in a Celtic world!
Plus come along to our free family events, including Celtic art and storytelling workshops for October half-term and creative play for under 5s.
Under 16s go free!
Little feet: Celtic artist
Monday 28 September 2015, Friday 11 December 2015 and Monday 18 January, 10.30–12.00
Come and explore Celtic art, investigate what you can do with different art materials and make your own Celtic masterpiece to take home.
Little feet: Celtic explorer
Monday 5 October 2015 and Monday 16 November 2015, 10.30–12.00
Explore the world of the Celts on the ground floor of the Museum – look at objects, listen to sounds, move your bodies and play games!
Little feet: draw big
Saturday 24 October 2015, 11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Experiment with swirling lines, bold colours and playful animals to create a giant Celtic design.
The world of the Celts
Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2015, 11.00–16.00
Throughout half-term, come to the Museum for a week of family activities all about the Celts.
Saturday 28 November 2015, 11.00–13.30
Take part in a giant game of chess complete with living chess pieces before sitting down to your own game.
Saturday 28 November 2015, 14.00–15.30
A screening of the Disney classic. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom.