Free drop in family activities at Dumfries Museum
10am – 12noon or 2pm – 4pm on each of the following Tuesdays:
4 July Glorious stained glass
Inspired by the rose window at Sweetheart Abbey create beautiful coloured stained glass window pictures.
11 July Super scribes
The monks of Sweetheart Abbey were experts in beautiful handwriting. Try 14th century writing with quill pens. Make gold and jewel coloured illuminated letters.
18 July Medieval power wheels
Medieval Cistercian monks used water wheel technology. Have fun playing with water wheel models and make your own simple wheel to take home and try out.
25 July Heart boxes
Learn about Lady Devorgilla who founded Sweetheart Abbey. Decorate a heart shaped box to keep your treasured possessions in.
1 August Wonder weaving
The medieval monks of Sweetheart Abbey wore a woven white wool robe called a cuccula. Have a go at different kinds of weaving and make a bookmark to take home.
8 August Beautiful books
Discover lots of ways to make fun folded and decorated books.
15 August Grotesque gargoyles
Find out about these scary sculptures on medieval abbeys and castles. Make your own clay gargoyle.
Drop in gallery activities available every day from 24 June until 31 August
• Sweetheart gallery trail
• Try writing the 14th century way
• Contribute a decorated heart to the Sweetheart mobile
• Gargoyle face masks
• Colouring sheets and quizzes