October half-term Experience 17th century country life with Warfare and Witches, Go Wild and gaze at the stars during the October half-term at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. Warfare and Witches Dates: Tue 16 and Wed 17 October Time: 11:00-15:30 Cost: Included in museum admission, suitable for families Meet 17th century re-enactors from Living History Scotland as they give us a glimpse of what life was like in Scotland in the 1600s. Try historic archery or watch the live firing of matchlock muskets. See a display of 17th century hedge wife's accoutrements and some grisly witchcraft confessional items such as thumbscrews! Children can try out their weaving skills on a cord wheel, make a nosegay pomander to keep the plague at bay or try striking some 17th century coins. Go Wild Times: 11:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00 Cost: Included in museum admission, suitable for families Booking essential on 0300 123 6789 Saturday 13: Mask making Sunday 14: Clay cookies Monday 15: Box pictures Thursday 18: October: Photography Friday 19: Insect flyers Saturday 20: Rag rugging Sunday 21:Rock painting Autumn Stargazing Date: 17 October Time: 19:00-21:00 Cost: Free, booking essential, suitable for families Join members of the Clydesdale Astronomical Society to see what the October skies have to offer. This is a weather dependent event and activities may be focussed indoors should the skies become too cloudy. Go Wild booking essential on 0300 123 6789. Spinning wool. Related pages How to find us Go Wild blog post Getting crafty in Go Wild.