Take a trip on our Magic Carpet! Explore the fantastic things in our collection in these fun pre-school sessions.

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis explore themes in our Museum through songs, stories, rhymes, touch and play.

  • Magic Carpet suits ages 2 to 4 years and Magic Carpet Minis suits ages 0 to 2 years.  
  • Sessions are for individual families with a minimum of 1 adult to 2 children ratio. 
  • Session run on Fridays during term time, with Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis on alternate Fridays. 
  • There are limited places on these sessions, advance booking is required. 
Magic Carpet dates

20 April
4 May
18 May
1 June
15 June
29 June

Magic Carpet Mini dates

27 April 
11 May 
25 May
8 June
22 June

For details on our bookable sessions for nurseries and similar organised groups please see here 

Above: Magic Carpet session in Kingdom of the Scots at National Museum of Scotland Image. Image credit Andy Catlin.

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Event information


20 Apr - 29 Jun 2018
10:30 and 11:30


Meet at the Green Fountain in the Grand Gallery on Level 1

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Booking information

Pre-booking now required for all Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Mini sessions.

Booking will open at 10:00 on the Thursday before the session and close at 09:00 on day of the session.

We are experiencing problems with our online booking system, so we will be doing sign up in the Entrance Hall at 10:00 for both sessions on Friday 25 May.

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