Annan Museum

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Small and friendly local history museum. A regular programme of local history, archeology, photographic and arts and craft exhibitions.

Recent exhibitions have included paintings by William Ewart Lockhart, a centenary display on Cochran Boiler Makers, local architectural plans and the finds from Birrens Roman fort.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Easter (or 1st April) - 30th September
Wed - Sat & Bank Holidays
11.00-16.00 (opening times may vary, please check in advance.)

Admission charges

FREE.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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“Amang the rigs o’ Barley"

  • 3 September — 31 October 2016 *on now

The poet Robert Burns wrote “Rigs o’ Barley” in 1783, around the time when many of the maps in this exhibition were drawn. Rigs were a feature of the landscape that had slowly begun to change. The landscape of the larger estates was being mapped in order to plan future changes. With the help of these early maps we can imagine the landscape Burns saw. Glimpse how life became more comfortable with enclosures around houses including gardens and perhaps even orchards, hedgerows to halt the wind, mosses where peats were cut and of course the strips of cultivated land or rigs. By the early 19th century the maps show the enclosed fields and enlarged steadings created to feed an expanding population.

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.
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“Amang the rigs o’ Barley” children's activities.

  • 3 September — 31 October 2016 *on now

• Follow the treasure map trail
• Learn about map symbols
• Colouring sheets and quizzes
• Construction block challenge

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
Ladies Turkish slippers

Undiscovered Treasures book launch

  • 13 October 2016 6:30-8pm

Join the writers and workshop tutor Vivien Jones to celebrate the launch of their book “Undiscovered Treasures”. Inspired by objects in Annan Museum collection a group of professional and amateur writers have been creating new work inspired by unusual, and sometimes overlooked, objects.

This project has been made possible by a collaboration between Annan Museum and writer Vivien Jones with financial support from the Wigtown Book Company and the Scottish Book Trust.

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Pop-up Maps

  • 20 October 2016 11am-3pm

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly
Dance

Experts in Short Trousers

  • 21 October 2016 11am-2pm

Imagine. You’re six years old and you are on your way to a theatre. As you get close you notice something isn’t quite right. There’s been a disaster, an alien crash landing! As you almost trip over a body you squeal. It squeals. You jump. It jumps. And so it begins.

Presented by Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre.
Recommended 4yrs+
Please note this is a promenade performance which lasts approximately 40 minutes so the audience will need to move locations during the show.
Tickets cost £3 per person (adult or child).
Please book your tickets in advance by telephoning Annan Museum on 01461 201384.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Tickets cost £3 per person (adult or child).

halloween

Autumn leaves and Halloween decorations

  • 27 October 2016 11am-3pm

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
snowflakes

Money can’t buy love!

  • 26 November 2016 11am-3pm

Come along to Annan Museum and join staff and volunteers using mainly recycled materials to create cards, decorations and presents with that personal touch.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly
zoolab

Zoolab – Rainforest adventure

  • 13 February 2017 10am-3pm

This event is free but booking is essential - booking opens 13 January, please call Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

This event is free but booking is essential - booking opens 13 January, please call Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374.

Annan Museum
Bank Street
Annan
Dumfries
DG12 6AA
Scotland

Website

www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums

E-mail

info@dumfriesmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01461 201384

Fax

01461 201443

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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