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Magic Carpet Online

27 Jul - 13 Aug 2021
27 & 30 Jul, 3, 6 , 10 & 13 Aug
10:30 - 11:00

Take part online


Suitable for families with children aged 0-4

Limited spaces

For the first time, we have taken our popular Magic Carpet sessions online. Dig like an archaeologist, move in the breeze like a wind turbine, or fly high in the sky in an old Tiger Moth aeroplane! 

We have recorded three very special carpets in our museum galleries to share with you in these live events. Filled with songs, rhymes and actions, our Magic Carpets are designed to help our youngest visitors have fun while discovering more about our collections.


Tuesday 27 July and Friday 30 July, 10:30, 30 mins

Join Weather Ted's adventure in the rain, wind and sun. Have lots of active fun learning how Scotland’s wonderful weather can help provide energy for our homes. 


Tuesday 3 Aug and Friday 6 Aug, 10:30, 30 mins

Join us on an adventure to learn all about being an archaeologist. Practice your digging skills, help find objects from the past, and then go on an imagination adventure to visit the Iron Age Celts.

Sophie’s Flying Adventure

Tuesday 10 Aug and Friday 13 Aug, 10:30, 30 mins

For the first ever Magic Carpet created by the National Museum of Flight, follow Sophie in a thrilling storytelling adventure in the Tiger Moth aeroplane. Explore the science of flight, share the experience of travelling in an old aeroplane and learn all about a different part of the world


Take part in the Magic Carpet weather session.

Further information

How to take part

  • Suitable for families with children aged 0-4
  • This event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Your support will help protect our remarkable collections and share their stories with the world through events like this. 
  • The event will be hosted on Zoom.  To book, please register your name and e-mail address via Eventbrite in the website link.  
  • Limited capacity (20 households/screens) 
  • Please note that you need only book one ticket (either an attendee ticket or an attendee with donation ticket) per household/e-mail address.  Prior to the event you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join.  
  • This event will not be recorded but to make the live elements this session as interactive as possible your camera will be automatically turned on. Please do turn your camera off if you don’t wish to appear on the screen.


If you have any queries about this event please contact

Header image: Family enjoying an in gallery Magic Carpet Session.

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