Auld Kirk Museum

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The recently refurbished Auld Kirk Museum houses a rich collection of museum objects of local, national and international significance, interpreted in an innovative, exciting and educational way for visitors of all ages and abilities. There is a museum shop, selling a range of local historical literature and souvenirs. The Auld Kirk is the principal museum for East Dunbartonshire.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday
10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History

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.

Big in Japan - Japanese Whisky Tasting

  • 13 May 2016 7-9pm

Join us for a spirited evening of talks and tasting and enjoy a wee dram or two as the Good Spirits Company introduces you to the aromas, colours and tastes of a range of Japanese single malts.

Be inspired by the life of Rita Cowan Taketsuru of Kirkintilloch, 'the Mother of Japanese Whisky' and have your head turned by Reza Wood Designs who'll be demonstrating how oak whisky barrels can be repurposed into beautiful homeware.

This event is part of the Auld Kirk Museum's 'Big in Japan' weekend. Experience a taste of Japan including a range of events and activities allowing you to discover Kirkintilloch's Japanese connection over the Festival of Museums weekend.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/big-in-japan-whisky-tasting/

Big in Japan - Family Fun Day

  • 14 May 2016 12-4pm

Join us for a family fun day full of oriental opulance and influence. Karate kids will love our Shotokan Karate demonstration and there will be plenty of opportunities to get stuck in with silk crafts, origami, face painting and glitter tattoos. You can event try on some of our beautiful kimono's!

This event is part of the Auld Kirk Museum's 'Big in Japan' weekend. Experience a taste of Japan including a range of events and activities allowing you to discover Kirkintilloch's Japanese connection over hte Festival of Museums weekend.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/big-in-japan-family-fun/

Big in Japan - Traditional Japan

  • 15 May 2016 12-4pm

Indulge yourself in the orient as you join Mio Shapley for an exquisite Urasenke Tea Ceremony. The art of the Tea Ceremony, 'Cha-no-ya' has been practised in Japan since the 16th Century and this is a unique opprtunity to join in and sample some authentic Japanese matcha green tea and some sweet treats too.

You'll also be treated to some beautiful Japanese dancing and Japanese songs from the 'Sirens of Titan' choir.

This event is part of the Auld Kirk Museum's 'Big in Japan' weekend. Experience a taste of Japan including a range of events and activities allowing you to discover Kirkintilloch's Japanese connection over hte Festival of Museums weekend.

Admission

Suggested donations for Tea Ceremony £2.50,

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/big-in-japan-traditional-japan/

Auld Kirk Museum
The Cross
Kirkintilloch
Dunbartonshire
G66 1AB
Scotland

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Website

www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Telephone

0141 775 1185

Fax

0141 777 7649

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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