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March 2020

Exhibition – Gardens of East Lothian

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Photographic exhibition by Sheila Sim. Over the next few days we hope to bring some of this exhibition to you virtually, please keep following our Facebook and Twitter feeds! East Lothian has a long and proud heritage of gardening, and has produced several horticultural pioneers. With its good climate and fertile soil, the county has often been called ‘the garden of Scotland’. Featuring private and public gardens, parks and designed landscapes from across the county, this exhibition showcases East Lothian…

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April 2020

Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 9, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 16, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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Mindfulness in Nature

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Due to these strange times we find ourselves in, our mindfulness in nature walk to celebrate John Muir’s birthday 21st April (working in conjunction with East Lothian Council Countryside Rangers) has been cancelled. However, we can all practice mindfulness on our once a day exercise or in our gardens/open spaces. Why not share your experiences with us, post photos, sketches, poems and thoughts in the comments below throughout the day on the 21st April. Let’s take a moment to slow…

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Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 23, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 30, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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May 2020

Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, May 7, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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June 2021

Summer Challenge – Week 1

Monday, June 28, 2021 - Sunday, July 4, 2021
Summer Reading Challenge leaflet

This Year, for the first time East Lothian Council Museums are joining up with East Lothian Libraries to bring you a series of Summer Challenges.

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July 2021

Summer Challenge – Week 2 Shelters and Dams

Monday, July 5, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Good place for an outdoor den

Welcome to week 2 of our Summer challenges, we would love to see your poems and writing about tress from week 1! This week we are thinking about shelters and dams. Are they good or bad for wildlife? We challenge you to build your own indoor or outdoor shelter and send us your photos.

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Summer Challenge – Week 3 – Bees!

Monday, July 12, 2021 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
Bees

For week 3 of our Summer challenge - we are looking at Bees. Almost 90% of wildflowers and 75% of global crops rely on animal pollination. that means the one third of our food supply relies on natural pollinators such as bees. If you find a bumblebee which appears to be struggling, it may be that it is just resting, particularly if the bee is a queen in early spring. If you think the bee is struggling the best thing…

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