Enchanting monuments and magical places at Kilmartin Museum
Scotland | Argyll
Various dates (see below)
Enchanting monuments and magical places at Kilmartin Museum
Periods: Prehistory, Georgians and Victorians
Hands-on activityGuided walk or tour

This year Kilmartin Museum will be celebrating its 20th year, and the festival activities are focused on the enchanting monuments and historical sites that sit within Kilmartin Glen and the surrounding area. Visitors can join our very experienced volunteer guides on a journey along the Kilmartin Glen to visit the Neolithic and Bronze Age Burial Cairns, Standing Stones and the Stone Circle of Temple Wood. Alternatively, visitors can visit the magical and beautiful ruins of the Arichonan deserted settlement.
Children will have the opportunity to take part in a simulated dig, work in clay and create their very own ‘Rock Art’ design tile or create a minature Prehistoric landscape.
So, why not join us for the festival and help us to celebrate the unique heritage and landscape that surrounds our Museum.

Event details

Organiser: Kilmartin Museum
Booking details: If visitors wish to take part in the guided tour of the Glen monuments or Arichonan Deserted settlement, the children’s simulated dig and the clay activities they must pre – book by contacting the Education team on 01546 510278 or emailing direct education@kilmartin.org
Fee details: There will be a £1 charge for the clay activities and donations always welcome if attending guided tours. For those wishing to visit the Museum Gallery, there is an admission charge.

Dates and times

Date 1: Wed 19th Jul 2017 13:30-16:00
Date 2: Thu 20th Jul 2017 13:30-15:30
Date 3: Wed 26th Jul 2017 13:30-16:00
Date 4: Thu 27th Jul 2017 11:30-15:30
Additional times information
Pre – Booking required for ALL walks & walks & activities Wednesday July 19th 13.30 to 16.00 approx. Guided walk of the Kilmartin Glen Prehistoric monuments Only Guide dogs permitted on walks Wednesday July 19th Children’s Simulated Dig suitable for 5 to 11 year olds 1.30pm to 2.10pm 2.20pm to 3pm Thursday July 20th Create your very own ‘Rock Art design’clay tile and take home. Activity is suitable for all the family. 1.30pm to 2pm 2.15pm to 2.45pm 3pm to 3.30 Wednesday July 26th 1.30pm to 4pm approx Guided walk of the Kilmartin Glen Prehistoric monuments Only Guide dogs permitted on walks Wednesday July 26th Create your very own ‘Standing Stone or Stone circle Landscape in clay to take home. Activity is suitable for children aged 5+ 1.30pm to 2.10pm 2.30pm to 3.10pm Thursday July 27th 11.30am to 3pm Guided tour of Arichonan Deserted Settlement . Mini bus will leave the Museum at 11.15am

Venues and locations

Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RQ


Tel: 01546 510278
Email: education@kilmartin.org
Directions: The Museum can be found opposite the Kilmartin Village shop. Kilmartin is 8 miles North of Lochgilphead on the A816 (Oban to Lochgilphead)

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