John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre
15 Lodge Street
Haddington
East Lothian
EH41 3DX
Scotland

Website

www.johngraycentre.org

E-mail

jgc@eastlothian.gov.uk

Telephone

01620 820690

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John Gray Centre

The John Gray Centre Museum is located on the first floor of the Centre. This 5-star museum tells the story of East Lothian from its earliest settlers to present-day communities. Explore the land, the sea and the people of this historic region through our film, audio guides, activity sheets and handling objects. The Centre also contains the Haddington branch library and East Lothian Archives and Local History Centre.

Venue Type:

Library, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm; Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, 1pm–4pm
Museum closed Wednesday and Thursday from 1 October to 31 March. For opening hours for library, archive and local history centre, see www.johngraycentre.org.

Admission charges

Free entry

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

  • Until 20 May 2015 *on now
  • From 21 March 2015

This fun and interactive exhibition for the whole family is packed with visual art, design, craft, drama, history and world culture. Highlights include animatronics from film, puppets by contemporary Scottish makers and shadow puppets from Java, Indonesia and Greece. Plus, put on your own puppet show! This exhibition is presented by the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.johngraycentre.org/events/magic-masks-puppets/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

ModRoc Masks Workshop

  • 21 March 2015 10am-12:30pm

Explore our new exhibition, ‘The Magic of Masks and Puppets’, for inspiration, then come and create your own mask using ModRoc, cardboard and paints. This activity can get messy, so wear old clothes!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 per mask. Includes light refreshments. Booking in advance recommended.

Website

http://www.johngraycentre.org/events/modroc-masks-workshop/

ModRoc masks workshop

  • 21 March 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

Explore our new exhibition, ‘The Magic of Masks and Puppets’, for inspiration, then join us for our family workshop and create your own mask using ModRoc, cardboard and paints. This activity can get messy, so wear old clothes!

Admission

£5 per mask

"Mary Somerville: Queen of Science." A talk by historian, Ruth Boreham

  • 24 March 2015 7-8pm

In 1872 Mary Somerville died in Italy, and newspaper obituaries named her ‘Queen of Science’. Somerville College in Oxford is named after her. But who was she and what did she actually do? Join Ruth to discover more about this fascinating pioneer.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5
£3 (conc)
Available on the door.

Spring bunnies and Easter masks

  • 27 March 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Come along for a fun-filled Easter craft session for the whole family. Get busy making spring bunnies and Easter masks to take home.

Admission

£2.50 per child

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