East Lothian Council

Festival of Museums

John Muir & Geology - Saturday 20th May 2017

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Dynamic Earth hands on demonstrations and crafts - Deep Time and Scotland's Time Lords

At Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

10am-4pm. Donations welcome. No booking required.

The earth is 4600 million years old! Come along and make your very own earth clock. What does it have to do with meteorites, moon rocks and radioactive bananas? Can you fit the extinction of the dinosaurs (65 million years ago) and the evolution of humans (2 million years ago)?

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Angus Miller, Geo Walks - Families beach exploration: pebbles and cliffs

11am-12/12.30pm from John Muir's Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ. £5 per family.

Booking essential via 01368 865899 or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

Head down to the beach to explore Dunbar's rocky story. Where did all these pebbles come from? How many different types can we find? Each pebble contains clues to the past, telling us about the volcanoes and rivers that used to be here and helped make Dunbar special. We'll explore the rocks on the shore and look at the cliffs, to work out all the different things that have happened in the past - and what's going to happen next!

Angus Miller, Geo Walks - Geology walk, harbour to Belhaven

1.30pm-3.30/4pm from John Muir's Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.

£5 per person (suitable for 12+ years).

Booking essential via 01368 865899 or email museumseast@eastlothian.gov.uk

A short walk along the Dunbar coastal path, to explore the different kinds of rock and the evidence of past activity. We'll find the remains of several volcanoes, about 340 million years old - lava flows, layers of ash, in-filled vents and intrusions. We will also dig deeper into Dunbar's geological history, finding some older sedimentary rocks, sandstone layers with intriguing features that tell us about the time when this area baked in a desert climate south of the equator. We will walk from the harbour along the coastal path and the promenade, with a couple of diversions onto pebbly and sandy beaches, returning to the town centre at the end of the walk. Distance 4km. £5 per person

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A Noble Gathering

10.30am to 12.30pm from John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge St, Haddington, EH41 3DX

£5 per person Booking essential on 01620 820690,elms@eastlothian.gov.uk

Join us at the fascinating Noble Gathering to explore the work of East Linton painter, Robert Noble RSA, PSSA (1857-1917). Enjoy specialist talks and tours of the major new exhibition of his work. Noble inspired many artists to paint outdoors in the East Lothian countryside and championed progressive art and artists. Alexander Moffat OBE RSA will deliver a fascinating talk on the painter and there will be a tour of the major exhibition being held in the John Gray Centre to mark the centenary of the painter's death.

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Vintage Gala Day

12noon to 4pm from Prestongrange Museum, Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans EH32 9RX

£2 suggested donation per family, some activities are charged

Join us for a special time travelling gala day celebrating 65 years since the Pithead Baths opened in 1952!  Come dressed up and prepared to enjoy Prestongrange at its bustling best! Highlights include performances from Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band, interactive guided tours, pit pony rides, Punch and Judy, vintage crafts and face painting.

Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9RX

Telephone: 0131 653 2904

15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX

Telephone: 01620 820690

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.