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Earth Hour

Dumfries Museum

24 Mar 2018

Join us for the global Earth Hour party, highlighting the need for action on climate change.
As the lights are turned off, we will be stargazing and moon watching with freelance ranger, Elizabeth Tindall, followed by hot drinks, fun start trails and making activities inside he museum. Wrap up for all weathers. If it is raining there will be alternative indoor activities.
Suitable for all ages.
No booking required.

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Fossil Hunters: Unearthing the Mystery of Life on Land

Dumfries Museum

23 Feb 2018

Discover how life on earth moved from water onto land 360-345 million years ago through ground-breaking discoveries made in Scotland in Fossil Hunters at Dumfries Museum from Friday 23 February - Sunday 22 April 2018.
In Fossil Hunters, meet the people who uncovered these remarkable finds, discover the scientific techniques used to extract and identify them, and glimpse what life was like before the dinosaurs.

Supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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A Fish out of Water: the Earliest Invasion of Land by Animals with Backbones

Dumfries Museum

22 Feb 2018

We celebrate the opening of the National Museum of Scotland exhibition "Fossil Hunters" with a talk by Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland.
New fossils from the Scottish Borders are of international significance. Nick will explore how these fossils are giving us a whole new understanding of the earliest invasion of land b back-boned animals about 360 million years ago.
Light refreshments will be served.

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Finding our Past

Dumfries Museum

06 Feb 2018

2018 Foyer Exhibition

From prehistoric axe heads to a post medieval gold ring, this exhibition showcases recent archaeological finds made in our history rich region.

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Angels, Myths & Fables

Angels, Myths & Fables

Dean Castle

09 May 2016

From 9th May - Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

Using Dean Castle's internationally renowned collections of early musical instruments, arms & armour and tapestries, this new exhibition looks at a time when art in Europe reflected a range of religious images, as well as folklore and mythological creatures.

During the period known as the renaissance, Europe turned its back on the darkness and superstition of the middle-ages whilst recapturing the thought and vision of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. The art of the Renaissance explored an unseen world of unearthly beings beyond our day-to-day existence and many of the objects on show here feature angels, strange plants and other mysterious creatures.

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Keir Hardie - 100 years on

Keir Hardie - 100 years on

The Baird Institute, Cumnock

28 May 2015

The political pioneer Keir Hardie died a hundred years ago in September 1915 but his legend endures.

Date Occurs 28/05/2015 - 19/12/2015

Time Thurs - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Abram Games - Maximum Meaning Minimum Means

Abram Games - Maximum Meaning Minimum Means

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

16 May 2015

We are delighted to feature the work of Abram Games, one of the pivotal graphic designers of the 20th century.

Date Occurs 16/05/2015 - 05/09/2015

Time Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Treasured Collections

Treasured Collections

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

16 May 2015

East Ayrshire Council’s paintings collection includes artworks which date from as early as the 17th century and includes examples from each of the following historical periods from then up until the present day.

Date Occurs 16/05/2015 - 05/09/2015

Time Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Waterloo 200 - Charles Ewart and Kilmarnock's Eagle

Waterloo 200 - Charles Ewart and Kilmarnock's Eagle

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

09 May 2015

On the 18th June 1815 the Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, and saw the end of the Emperor Napoleon's attempts to rule Europe.

Date Occurs 09/05/2015 - 30/09/2015

Time 11-5pm

Admission FREE

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