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November 2018

Inspired by John Muir

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018

This wonderful selection of photos are the winning entries of a joint competition run by John Muir’s Birthplace and the Facebook group Dunbar in Pictures. The photography competition was open to all photographers, professional and amateur alike.   The brief encouraged photographers to take time to look at the landscapes around Dunbar and the fine detail in nature that inspired John Muir as a child growing up in Dunbar. Photos of anything from landscapes to macro shots of nature, or…

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January 2019

New Exhibition – ‘Flora’ by Cathy Bell

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Saturday, February 16, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Look out for our exciting first exhibition of 2019.  From 5 January until 16 February, we are proud to host artist Cathy Bell's solo show, 'flora'. In her exhibition of artwork and photography Cathy Bell is concerned with capturing a personal connection with the natural world of "flora". For paintings she has chosen to depict plants, flowers and trees which mean something to her personally and also for their shape, line and colour. She is not interested in rendering a…

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Weekend Family Fun – To a Mouse

Friday, January 25, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, January 27, 2019 / 5:00 pm
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 and always carried a book of his poems on his 'saunterings'. 25 January is Burns' Day. Celebrate one of his most famous poems by making your own mouse finger puppet to take away. Impress friends and family by learning some of the lines to the poem while you are here!

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February 2019

Weekend Family Fun – Calypso Borealis

Friday, February 1, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, February 3, 2019 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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John was very excited when he found a rare orchid, the Calypso Borealis. Drop in to read John's account of this exciting find and to make your very own rare orchid to take home.

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Weekend Family Fun – Calypso Borealis

Friday, February 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, February 10, 2019 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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John was very excited when he found a rare orchid, the Calypso Borealis. Drop in to read John's account of this exciting find and to make your very own rare orchid to take home.

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School Holiday Family Fun – Valentine cards

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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At this time of year all thoughts turn to those we love! Why not stop by and make your own Valentine cards showing the things John Muir loved most in his life and the things you love.

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Chris Thomas 'Silva'

‘Silva’ by Chris Thomas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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We are delighted to present ‘Silva: a meditation on trees and woods in eleven photographs’ by photographer Chris Thomas. 20th February – 24th March. Humankind has had an intimate relationship with trees and woodland since the days of our earliest ancestors – on the one hand, practical and prosaic, on another, a deeply-felt sense of their intrinsic value as living things, expressed spiritually by some. The importance of trees and woodland as part of a sustainable, richly-biodiverse and resilient future…

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Weekend Family Fun – Butterfly clips

Friday, February 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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It's feeling almost spring-like now! Celebrate and pop in to our family drop-in craft anytime and make a lovely butterfly clip to take home and use. Do let us know about the butterflies you see in your garden or around the parks. Suggested donation £1.

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March 2019

Weekend Family Fun – get to know a tree!

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Chris Thomas 'Silva'

To sit alongside the beautiful images in our new exhibition 'Silva' by Chris Thomas, come along and have a go at some tree-based crafty fun! Take bark rubbings, match wood to leaves and think about all the creatures and flowers that make trees their home!

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RSPB Activity Day

Saturday, March 9, 2019 / 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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On Saturday 9th March John Muir’s Birthplace is welcoming the RSPB — the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. They have over a million members and together they help to give nature a home. Although they're the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, they help lots of other wildlife too — making ideal habitats for birds also benefits other creatures. Come along from 10.30am until 4pm to do some wildlife activities and find out how you can give nature…

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