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September 2017

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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Half Term Family Fun – Minibeast Hotels

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 / 10:00 am - Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 5:00 pm
£2
minibeast hotel

As our creepy crawly friends prepare to go to sleep for the winter, make them their very own hotel to put in your garden or window sill. Learn who likes to sleep in what kind of space, and exactly why we should be looking after some of the smallest inhabitants of our planet.

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Weekend Family Fun – BOOwuzzies!

Friday, October 27, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 / 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
£1
Boowuzzie

'After being instructed by the servants in the nature, looks, and habits of the various black and white ghosts, boowuzzies, and witches we often speculated as to whether they could run fast, and tried to believe that we had a good chance to get away from most of them.' Boowuzzies (or bowsies) featured in many tales told to John in his childhood. what do you think a boowuzzie might look like - make it as scarey as you can!

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November 2017

Weekend Family Fun – Fireworks!

Friday, November 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, November 5, 2017 / 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
£1
fireworks picture

'Our most exciting sport, however, was playing with gunpowder.' (The Story of my Boyhood and Youth, John Muir) Make your own fireworks picture to take home.  

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Weekend Family Fun – Tell your Family Story

Friday, November 10, 2017 / 1:00 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2017 / 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£1

Did you know that November has been designated Family Stories Month?  When John Muir's family left Dunbar to go to America in 1849 no-one knew what a significant figure the small boy from Dunbar would become, and his own 'Story of my Boyhood and Youth' was not published until 1913.  This is your chance to start recording some of your own family stories to hand down to future generations.  We will provide you with a unique Dunbar themed booklet to…

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