New sessions! Take a trip on the Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis on Fridays during term time to explore the fantastic things in the collection.

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis has moved to Fridays! Enjoy Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Mini sessions for pre-school children and their adults . Explore themes in the museum through songs, stories, rhymes, touch and play. Limited places.

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis sessions are for individual families with a minimum 1 adult to 2 children ratio. 

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


23 Feb - 30 Mar 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.

Magic Carpet ( age 2-4 plus supporting adult)

Friday 23 February
Friday 9 March
Friday 23 March

Magic Carpet Minis (age 0-2 plus supporting adult)

Friday 2 March
Friday 16 March
Friday 30 March


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