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The Twitchers Museum Adventure poster with a photo of four Twitchers books. The Kids in Museum's and Walker Books logos also feature.

The Twitchers Museum Adventure

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12th – 25th February 2024

Join birdwatching detectives the Twitchers and explore the beautiful birds and amazing animals in The Devil’s Porridge this February half-term. The Twitchers Museum Adventure from Kids in Museums and Walker Books celebrates the release of Feather, the fourth book in The Twitchers series from bestselling author M. G. Leonard. Find the birds and make your own pledge to protect wildlife. Complete the activity sheet to receive your Twitchers sticker!

Design your own bird or animal sidekick and share your drawing on Twitter/X or Instagram with the hashtag #TwitchersMuseumAdventure and tag @kidsinmuseums for a chance to win one of five bundles of all four books in The Twitchers series. Find out more on the Kids in Museums website: https://bit.ly/TwitchersMuseumAdventure

Admission into The Devil’s Porridge Museum is required to take part in this activity.

A poster for Arts and Crafts club which reads: "Arts & Craft Club. Join Now! Every Monday from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Free. Ideal for children age 7-11. Book via email: education@devilsporridge.org.uk."

Arts and Crafts Club 2024

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Our Arts and Crafts Club is back for 2024! Starting on Monday 22nd January 2024.

It will be on every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. It’s perfect for  7 to 11 year olds.

We’ll craft together and make something pretty! This club is free, just be sure to bring along your imagination. You never know what we’ll be making!

Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Please contact education@devilsporridge.org.uk to learn more and book your place.

Below are five photos from Arts and Crafts Club last year. We hope to have lots more creative fun in Arts and Crafts Club 2024!

 

Poster for a Free Kids Valentines Craft Workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Monday 12th February 2024.

Valentine’s Crafts workshop for kids

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Calling all little Cupids! Join us for our free Valentine’s craft workshop and make your own handmade decorations and cards.

Join us on Monday 12th of February from 3:30-4:30 pm.
Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
This workshop is ideal for children aged 7 – 11 years old.
Book now on the ‘Book Now’ button on the right side of this page.

A poster for a Burns Night Supper event at The Devil's Porridge Museum. It reads "Friday 26th of January 2024 Arrival 6pm £12.50 Come along and enjoy an evening of Scottish Entertainment. Tickets on sale from 8th January at The Devil's Porridge Museum. Limited Spaces only." It includes photos of a bagpiper and haggis.

Burns Night Supper

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Fancy treating yourself to an evening of Scottish entertainment with a traditional three course meal? Why not join us for our Burns Supper on Friday 26th January 2024 from 6pm? Tickets are £12.50 per person and are available from The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Places are limited!

 

Burns Night is a traditional Scottish celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. It’s held on or around January 25th every year—Burns’ birthday—and it consists of a celebratory meal with haggis (a traditional Scottish food made with oats, sheep’s heart, liver and lungs), whisky, highland dancers, bagpipers and other performers.

It’s a great opportunity to learn about Scottish culture through food, music and dance! We hope you’ll join us at 6 pm on Friday 26th in The Devil’s Porridge Museum for this fun event!

Limited spaces.
Tickets are on sale from the 8th of January at the museum.

Poster for the Children's Christmas Party 2023. This poster reads "Children's Christmas Party Friday 15th December 2023 6pm-7pm Join us for party games and to meet Santa at our Children's Christmas Party! For children from 4 to 11 years old. Places are limited. Booking is essential. Book on our website." It also includes The Devil's Porridge Museum's logo and some festive photos, including some of children having fun at last years Christmas Party.

Children’s Christmas Party 2023

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Friday 15th December 2023

6pm – 7pm

Join us for party games and to meet Santa at our free Children’s Christmas Party! This is for young people aged 4 – 11 years old.

Places are limited.

Booking is essential to secure your place.

To book your place please click on the “book now” tab at the side of the screen or click on “book online” in our top navigation bar. You should find the ‘Children’s Christmas Party 2023’ event listed there.

If you are unable to attend this event after booking a place please contact the museum by emailing info@devilsporridge.org.uk or calling 01461 700021 with as much notice as possible. Thank you.

Below are some photos from last years’ Children’s Christmas Party.

 

 

 

A poster advertising Bruce Keith's talk happening on 30th November 2023 from 2 to 3pm. It's about a story of Scottish Milestones and can be booked on The Devil's Porridge Museum's website.

Talk: Are we nearly there yet? By Bruce Keith

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Thursday 30th November 2023

2pm – 3pm

Join us for a talk on the story of Scottish milestones!

Author Bruce Keith will present his book “Are we nearly there yet?”, it’s a story of Scottish milestones- not just distance markers, but early means of measurement, maps and the travellers of the 18th and 19th century whose journals laid the foundation of the Scottish tourist industry.

Bruce will also celebrate the “Top 50 Scots” – the sportsmen and women who have gone the extra mile to set new world records in terms of speed and endurance – so something for everyone!

To book your place please click on the “book now” tab at the side of the screen or click on “book online” in our top navigation bar. Here you can select the “Are we nearly there yet?” talk.

 

Animals in War Remembrance Service

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The Devil’s Porridge Museum will commemorate Remembrance Day by laying a wreath at our memorial for animals in war. We cordially invite everyone, along with their pets, to join us on Friday, November 10th, to mark this solemn occasion. Please arrive at the museum by 10:45am as the service will begin promptly at 11am.

Please note that this event will take place outside the museum. For those who plan to visit the museum itself, please be advised that our regular admission prices and rules will apply.

A poster listing the October Holidays workshops that happened at The Devil's Porridge Museum in 2023. These events have all now gone by.

OCTOBER HOLIDAYS 2023

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We have a wide range of activities for children during the October holidays 2023! Have a look to our program and book your children in this page!

Workshops and events are free and parents are welcome to join their children!🎃
(Parents are welcome to join their children, but please, book only your child)

Places are limited, so book now! To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Wednesday 18th of October 2023. From 1 – 4pm

          Upcycling workshop: Create a fish in danger of extinction:

          Ideal for children aged 8 + with accompanying adults.

Come join us in the future as we embark on an exciting adventure to explore the depths of the ocean and uncover the fossil of an extinct fish. This mysterious creature has never been seen before, and we need your help to create a story about its life. We will also be crafting the ocean floor and a model of the fish using recycled materials. Let’s work together to bring this ancient creature to life!

The artist:

 

Gail McGregor is a passionate mixed media artist whose work ranges from textiles and handmade paper to weaving, painting and sculpture. Her artwork is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Skye, its seasonal changes, the flora and fauna and the objects she finds on coastal and woodland walks.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Thursday 19th of October 2023. 

         Creative Writing workshop: Waste Stories

Suitable for: adults and young people with an interest in using their imagination to think differently about waste and marine litter. For more information, education@devilsporridge.org.uk

– Afternoon workshop: From 2:00-3:30pm

– Evening workshop: From 5:30 – 7pm

Do you worry about waste? Do you care about our coasts? Do you like making stuff up? If your answer to any of these is yes, then join us for a Waste Stories workshop. We’re running two of these creative story workshops to accompany the Solway Hoard exhibition.

 

 

Waste is one of our biggest challenges. The waste we produce – and the ways we dispose of it – pollutes our environment and gobbles up energy. A lot of the time we can ignore it, but a visit to some of Scotland’s western and southern shores can remind us how much of the rubbish we produce ends up in our seas, how far it can travel and how long it can last.

We know we need to do something, but people can often feel powerless. Stories can change that, by helping us to see things in new ways and from new angles.  Our Solway Hoard Waste Stories workshops invite you to take a different look at objects that have washed up on our beaches from the perspective of alternative pasts and futures. It’s time we got creative, reduced our trash and turned it into treasure. So come along, look at some bits of rubbish and make some stuff up!

These workshops are part of the Waste Stories project, which is led by Anna Wilson, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Education. We are working with local communities, groups, Colleges and schools to encourage people to make up stuff about rubbish. We gratefully acknowledge financial, practical and creative support from the Levelhulme Trust and the Solway Firth Partnership.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Monday 23rd of October, from 11 – 12pm

          Halloween Monsters Crafts Workshop

Ideal for age 6 – 11.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Tuesday 24th of October, from 11 – 12pm

         Create a Spooky Halloween Lantern

Ideal for age 6 – 11.

 

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Wednesday 25th of October, from 11 – 12pm

          Halloween Wreath Making Workshop

Ideal for age 6 – 11.

 

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Thursday 26th, from 11 – 12pm

          Pumpkin Painting Workshop

Ideal for age 6 – 11.

 

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

  • Friday 27th of October, from 6:30 – 8:30pm

         Spooktacular Halloween Party 2023

Ideal for age 5 – 11.

 

 

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of our webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster for Arts and Crafts Club which took place "every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Starting on 11th September 2023. FREE. Ideal for children age 7-11." This event has now gone past.

Arts and Crafts Club 2023

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Our Arts and Crafts club is starting on Monday 11th September.

It will be on every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. It’s perfect for  7 to 11 year olds.

We’ll craft together and make something pretty! This club is free, just be sure to bring along your imagination. You never know what we’ll be making!

Places are limited.

Please contact education@devilsporridge.org.uk to learn more.

 

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