FESTIVAL OF MUSEUMS CELEBRATES MOST POPULAR EVENT TO DATE

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Nearly 100 events took place in museums and galleries across Scotland

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The Festival of Museums has celebrated its most popular event to date as almost 100 museums and galleries took part in the Festival up and down the country, this weekend.

 

The three-day annual celebration saw the nation enjoy a whole host of fun and captivating events including WW1 and Viking re-enactments, science experiments and 1940s dance events. There was also a chance to learn about the evolution of air travel and get a glimpse into what it was like to live in the Iron Age.

 

Co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, the Festival of Museums was created to provide a range of exciting and surprising events, day and night, in museums and galleries throughout the country.

 

Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “This year, we have experienced our most popular Festival to date as nearly 100 museums and galleries from across the country took part. This weekend demonstrates that interest and engagement in Scotland’s museums and galleries continues to grow.

“The Festival provided an opportunity for the public to reconnect with local culture and history, learn something new and fascinating, and to discover those hidden gems that sit right on our doorstep. I’m delighted that the Festival has sparked the imagination of people across the length and breadth of the country. Scotland’s culture and heritage sites are unparalleled in their depth and quality and are fantastic places all year round.”
Festival of Museums events saw events take place in museums and galleries across Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus & Dundee, Highlands, Dumfries & Galloway,  Argyll & Bute, the Western Isles, Borders and Orkney.