Summer attractions for all at museum

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The Arran Heritage Museum always has a number of special events days each summer, and by far the most popular is the children’s fun day, which takes place tomorrow (Sunday) from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

This is the one annual island event guaranteed to provide children with an afternoon of fun and games, while being entertained and educated at the same time.

The whole afternoon at the Rosaburn museum in Brodick is geared to providing fun, and it’s free to children up to the age of 12 if accompanied by an adult. A variety of traditional games will be on offer and a model train layout will be working. There will also be storytelling sessions, children’s tombola, horse-shoe throwing, demonstrations of spinning and weaving and felting.  Other treats include cup cake decorating, a chocolate fountain, and candy floss.

The Isle of Arran Pipe Band will be in attendance, and other musicians will entertain throughout the afternoon. And there is plenty for the grown-ups to do too with many new and upgraded indoor and outdoor displays to see.  And, as usual, the famed Café Rosaburn will be selling meals, teas and coffees and cakes all afternoon.

Another interesting event at the museum is an archaeology talk by David Aitcheson, who has a vast knowledge of the island’s archaeological past. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, and taking place in the museum’s archaeology room, this is a wonderful opportunity to absorb some of the ancient happenings and ways of life on Arran centuries ago.

There are two sessions on Wednesday August 9, starting at either 1.30pm or 2.30pm.  Booking is not essential, but will be on a first come first served basis, and no additional charge is being made other than normal museum entry fee.

These talks are very infrequent events, and as David is a very knowledgeable enthusiast, it will be well worth attending.