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January 2020

Exhibition: My Boyhood and Youth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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We are offering another chance to see our exhibition My Boyhood and Youth, opening Wed 29 January and kicking off our #YCW2020 activities. Find out what life was like for John growing up in Dunbar in the mid 1800s. How did exploring the surrounding area, including the seashore, influence his later life? Open until 23 February 2020.  

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Weekend Family Fun – To a Mouse (or bear!)

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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John Muir was a huge fan of Robert Burns carried a copy of his poems everywhere he went.  Make your own mouse finger puppet to take home. We also have a copy of 'To a Mouse' for you to read (or have read to you!) Alternatively, make a fridge magnet of the new 'Dunbar Bear' Sculpture by Andy Scott to take home.

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February 2020

February Holiday Drop-In – John’s Animal Heroes!

Friday, February 7, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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John Muir recognised that we could learn a lot from the animal kingdom. Complete our trail around the Museum and receive some Scottish Wildlife Top Trumps if you get all the answers!  

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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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