The Scottish Crannog Centre

The Scottish Crannog Centre
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay
Aberfeldy,
Perthshire
PH15 2HY
Scotland

Website

www.crannog.co.uk

E-mail

info@crannog.co.uk

Telephone

01887 830583

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A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 5,000 years ago. Many crannogs were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth.

The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA). This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,600 year old site of 'Oakbank Crannog', one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland. The STUA continues to explore other underwater sites in Loch Tay and further afield, regularly adding new discoveries to its multi-award-winning flagship centre at Kenmore, Perthshire.

A visit to the Centre includes a self-guided exhibition, a guided crannog tour, and 'hands-on' ancient crafts and technology demonstrations. There is also a themed giftshop in which to browse offering an excellent selection of books, crafts, and related items. Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers, and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age Guides, actively bring the past to life.

Venue Type:

Museum, Prehistoric site

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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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.

Iron Age Artistry - Ancient Technology Weekend

  • 17 May 2014 11am-4pm

Catapult yourself back to the period that gave us the potter’s wheel and the lathe and become an Iron Age artisan for a day. Celebrate the skills of Scotland’s own Iron Age craftworkers and tour our ancient loch-dwelling. Test your skills at woodworking, stone drilling and fire-making (no matches allowed!). Try your hand at making an Iron Age style pot, customise it with bone tools and see how pots are fired on an open log fire. And there is no need to go to pieces... with a quick lesson in making birch bark tar, you can even mend your pots with your own glue!

Admission

Adults £10
Children £8

Website

http://www.crannog.co.uk

Iron Age Artistry - Ancient Technology Weekend

  • 18 May 2014 11am-5pm

Catapult yourself back to the period that saw the advent of new styles of metal work and objects and become an Iron Age artisan for a day. Celebrate the ancient technology of Scotland’s early craftworkers and tour our ancient loch-dwelling. Test your skills at woodworking, stone drilling and fire-making (no matches allowed!). Try your hand at the ancient art of metalworking using bellows and compare the results with a more modern day furnace. Get fired up for this day of hands on fun and learning for all ages!

Admission

Adults £10
Children £8

Website

http://www.crannog.co.uk

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