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August 2017

Photography Sharing Evening – John Muir & Geology

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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rock formation, dunbar

Share your best 3 photographs of rock formations – either in Dunbar or elsewhere at our informal gathering to celebrate our latest temporary exhibition- John Muir and Geology. A chance for amateurs and professinals of all ages to have their images projected in the exhibition space to chat about their favourite shots, locations and photography skills. All welcome. Free event- Juice and wine provided- donations welcome. Please email your submissions to be added to the slideshow to: rosscodunbar@aol.co.uk by 29th…

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September 2017

Weekend Family Fun – Bridge Challenge

Friday, September 1, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, September 3, 2017 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
£1
Queensferry crossing

To celebrate the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing this week, we challenge you to build a bridge from material we provide and drive a toy car safely across it, we will feature the best on our facebook page! While you are building, why not read about John Muir's own ice bridge adventure with Stickeen the dog?

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Weekend Family fun – Bridge Challenge!

Friday, September 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, September 10, 2017 / 5:00 pm
£1
Queensferry crossing

To celebrate the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing this week, we challenge you to build a bridge from material we provide and drive a toy car safely across it, we will feature the best on our facebook page! While you are building, why not read about John Muir's own ice bridge adventure with Stickeen the dog?

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Weekend Family Fun – Leafy Art

Friday, September 15, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Monday, September 18, 2017 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
£1
leaf animals

As the leaves start to turn and fall off the trees, why not see what beautiful works of art you can turn them into? Make a collage, turn them into animals, or use them to build a lovely leafy picture! The only limit is your imagination.

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Weekend Family Fun – Leafy Art

Friday, September 22, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, September 24, 2017 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
£1
leaf animals

As the leaves start to turn and fall off the trees, why not see what beautiful works of art you can turn them into? Make a collage, turn them into animals, or use them to build a lovely leafy picture! The only limit is your imagination.

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Doors Open Weekend – Family Trail

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
john muir's birthplace dusk

To celebrate Doors Open weekend - we have a special kids' trail to help them unlock some extra fantastic facts about John Muir as they explore the building. Ask at the information desk for more details! Look out for stickers for those who get all the answers correct.

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Weekend Family Fun – Drawing Nature

Friday, September 29, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, October 1, 2017 / 5:00 pm
£1
leaf drawing

Looking forward to our 'This is Earth' Exhibition starting on 8 October, drop in anytime and have a go at sketching some of the natural objects we have put out. We will post the best examples on our social media channels! This is Earth is a collaborative exhibition of artists thinking not just about Earth itself, but our place on it, and will run from 8 October - 18 November.

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October 2017

Dunbar Geology Walk led by Angus Miller (Geologist)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 / 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
£5
geology

Join the Friends of John Muir's Birthplace on 1st October for a guided walk by Geologist Angus Miller. We will explore the Dunbar coastline and the facinating rock formations which helped to inspire the young John Muir. This coincides with our current exhibition 'John Muir and Geology'. Family session at 11:00am- £5 per family Adult/12 yrs plus session at 1:30pm- £5 per person Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call John Muir's Birthplace during opening hours on (01368)…

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Weekend Family Fun – Drawing Nature

Friday, October 6, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, October 8, 2017 / 5:00 pm
£1
leaf drawing

Looking forward to our 'This is Earth' Exhibition starting on 8 October, drop in anytime and have a go at sketching some of the natural objects we have put out. We will post the best examples on our social media channels! This is Earth is a collaborative exhibition of artists thinking not just about Earth itself, but our place on it, and will run from 8 October - 18 November.

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Exhibition: This is Earth

Sunday, October 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 18, 2017 / 5:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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Toad

This is Earth, an exhibition of contemporary art, aims to consider aspects of our planet. The artwork on show does not concern itself with the outward appearance or geography of earth. Rather, it is each artist’s own expression of what it means to them to inhabit the planet in the here and now. For example, Edinburgh based artist David Hutchison exhibits three small bronze sculptures which combine the natural world with technology. Technology is something that is hard to avoid…

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