National Museums Scotland Primary Schools Programme & CPD

nat-mus-progOur new Nursery and Primary Schools Programme 2014-15 is out now!

National Museums Primary Programme 2014-15

Highlights include:
• A new Dinosaurs session for nurseries-P1 on our Magic Carpet
• An action-packed Space Explorers workshop for Nursery-P2
• Our Inventors: The Power of Steam workshop full of hands-on experiments for P3-4
• Our events on the First World War: Stories from around the Commonwealth to help you start the topic with your P6-7 classes
Plus, lots more, including handling boxes to use free of charge during your visit, and we have a range of Glow events throughout the year!

Paper copies of the programme will be arriving in schools in late June. If you’d like a paper copy mailed directly to your home address, please let me know.

We also have 2 CPD days taking place over the summer to help your plan your visit to us next year. The days will gave you a taster of our different workshops, walk you through the practicalities & give you some new art ideas for social studies subjects too! To find out more, see our CPD pages online: ols/cpd_for_teachers.aspx

If you have any questions, do get in touch. Please share with others.


Sarah Cowie
Learning Officer (Schools)
Telephone: 0131 247 4046

National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Discover our CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers running from June-August:

Discover the treasures of China?s Ming dynasty at the National Museum of Scotland.
Ming: The Golden Empire, 27 June-19 October 2014,


Museum Events over the next month Seaside Shenanigans…

Museum Events over the next month
Seaside Shenanigans!
Sunday, 17 June | Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, John Muir’s
Birthplace | 1pm–4pm | Families | Children under 8 must be accompanied
by an adult | Suggested donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
As part of Dunbar’s Civic Week, come for an afternoon of seaside fun in Dunbar’s museums. Craft activities, games and stories can be enjoyed by families at John Muir’s Birthplace and Dunbar Town House Museum
and Gallery. With a special guest appearance from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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Battle of Prestonpans Family Day
Sunday, 1 July | Prestongrange Museum |
12pm–4pm | Everybody | Children under 8
must be accompanied by an adult | Suggested
donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
Step back in time to 1745 to join the Jacobite camp as it prepares for the Battle of
Prestonpans. Hear the stories, watch the soldiers practise with their weapons and fi nd out how
they lived with the Alan Breck Regiment. Watch out for a few skirmishes as government troops
invade the camp!
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You can also check out our programme of workshops in ELC’s Summer Activities Brochure. Book your place by completing the booking form at the back of the booklet and submitting it to the address on the form.

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