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Dig It: Archaeology Family Fun

1 Sep 2024

Hawthornden Court

Free, drop in

Celebrate the first day of Scottish Archaeology Month and 10 years since the discovery of the Galloway Hoard with hands-on family activities. 

The Galloway Hoard was discovered 10 years ago in September 2014. Join us to celebrate its discovery, and to mark the first day of Scottish Archaeology Month.  

Get hands on with objects from Scotland’s archaeological past, take part in our Galloway Hoard bird pin trail and enjoy gallery tours designed especially for families.  

At 11:00 & 14:00 our regular Sensory Sunday sessions for children with additional support needs will have an archaeology theme.

Five visitors look at shelves of agates in our Natural World galleries.

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

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