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Event National Museum of Scotland

Magic Carpet Minis

7 Sep 2022 - 22 Mar 2023
Various times and dates

£15 per child for block of 3

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Magic Carpet Minis sessions.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

Magic Carpet Minis sessions.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

Join us on the Magic Carpet as we explore the museum through interactive songs, rhymes and sensory play.

Magic Carpet Minis introduces you and your little one to some of the wonderful galleries, objects and themes in the museum in a fun and gentle way. Taking place in different spaces around the museum, you will explore subjects such as the Natural World, Space, World Cultures and Scottish History through songs, stories, rhymes, actions, objects and sensory play. 

Who is it for?

Magic Carpet Minis are designed especially for our very youngest museum visitors – babes in arms, crawlers, sitters and pre-toddlers.  

Block details

Each 3 week block has two time slots – 10:30 or 14:00. Sessions last 45 mins which includes settle and chat time and free play. Places are limited to 10 children per block plus accompanying adult. Due to the interactive nature of Magic Carpet there is a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult

Block 1 (fully booked)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 7, 14, 21 September

Block 2 (fully booked)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 5, 12, 19 October

Block 3 (fully booked)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 2, 9, 16 November

Block 4 (fully booked)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 30 Nov, 7, 14 December

Block 5 (booking opens soon)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 11, 18, 25 January

Block 6 (booking opens soon)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 8, 15, 22 February

Block 7 (booking opens soon)

10:30 -11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45 Wed 8, 15, 22 March

 

Magic Carpet Minis

View the Magic Carpet Minis sessions in this slideshow.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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Additional information

On the day

Full joining instructions will be sent out via Eventbrite.  

If you are visiting with a pram or buggy we advise you to use the Tower Entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets and changing spaces are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. There is no buggy park in the museum so please keep your pram or buggy with you at all times. 

More information on access, visiting safely and frequently asked questions can be found in Plan your visit and Visiting FAQs.

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