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.

Fiddles, Folklore and Food

  • 15 May 2015 7-9pm

Join us for our adults-only evening Fiddles, Folklore and Food, featuring organic food and beer-tasting. You can enjoy traditional musical performances by local folk band Curmudgeon and Mod-winning Gaelic singer Renate Gertz. Meet some jaunty fishwives to learn about the county’s coastal history and attend a folklore-themed mini-mask or puppet-making workshop. Please note that food and drink not included is not included in the ticket. This event is part of the Festival of Museums.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5 Per Person

Website

http://www.johngraycentre.org/events/fiddles/

Devouring Nature!

Devouring Nature

  • 16 May 2015 1-4pm

Join us for a variety of family-friendly activities that explore John Muir’s experience of food as he grew up in the mid 19th century, foraging on his travels, foods produced on the family’s American farms and fruit ranch, and his legacy today as Dunbar works to becoming Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

John Muir's Birthplace/ Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
High Street
Dunbar
East Lothian
Scotland

Admission

£2 suggested donation per family. Drop in, no booking required

Website

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/lovehistory

Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology

  • 17 May 2015 1-4pm

Explore the tasty side of archaeology! Join us for hands-on archaeological activities to learn how people lived in the past. Our family workshops include pottery-making, cake excavation, dissecting artificial ‘poo’ and handling real archaeological artefacts.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Where

Prestongrange Museum
Morrisons Haven
Prestonpans
East Lothian

Admission

£1 per family, per workshop

Website

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/lovehistory

Tigers

Wild Prestongrange Face Painting Workshop!

  • 6 June 2015 From 1pm

Gather inspiration from our Wild Prestongrange exhibition for this hands-on workshop. Learn basic techniques of professional face-painting, including brush and sponge work. Practise on each other and transform yourself into woodland creatures, pink flowers and more! Part Part of the 3 Harbours Art Festival.
Three sessions run throughout the day at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Booking recommended. Book by calling us on 0131 653 2904
Or by emailing us at:
prestongrange@btconnect.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Prestongrange Museum
Morrisons Haven
Prestonpans
East Lothian

Admission

£5 per person

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