Before 12pm, Kids, History

15 events

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The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

…and 69 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Honours of Scotland

Learn about the Scottish Crown Jewels now displayed at the castle. Throughout history they have been hidden several times to protect them from theft.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 6 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 7 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Schiltron

See how the Scots of the 15th century fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 15 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 16 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Guy Fawkes Night

Treacle toffee for the wee ones and apple cider cocktails for the grown ups this Guy Fawkes night.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£12.75 (£11.50; 5–17 years £7.75; Family £36.50) / 0131 555 5566

Martinmas Fair 2014

An abundance of things to do and so see in celebration of Martinmas. Featuring the real life Sheriff of Nottingham, medieval reenactment, archaeological explorations, storytelling, woodcutting and much more.

Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton

Sat 15 Nov

£1 (Free)

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Mootie Moose

A wee talking mouse will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Vikings and pirates and show you how to sing, dance, and make crafts. Each month is a different fun adventure. Ages 3–5.

Shetland Museum, Lerwick

Fri 28 Nov

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Pictish Pots

Music through the Ages

A chance to meet the musicians who answered to King James V and see if you could work your way around a Renaissance Rackett.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 13 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 14 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Picture the Past

Take a tour to the past.

Surrey History Centre, Woking

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Somerset Remembers

A touring exhibition from the Somerset Heritage Services looking at the many ways Somerset people and communities have remembered the Great War. Somerset Remembers will focus on 1914–1918 but will also explore how the First World War shaped the lives of Somerset people in the years after the war.

Frome Museum

Sat 1 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

Tue 4 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

Wed 5 Nov

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

…and 8 more dates until 15 Nov

The Museum Of Somerset, Taunton

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

…and 61 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Syrian Child Refugee Art Exhibition

Art by Syrian refugee children.

Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£2

Mon 3 Nov

£2

Tue 4 Nov

£2

…and 6 more dates until 12 Nov back to top

Tales and Traditions of a Victorian Christmas

Learn some of the origins of Christmas traditions from Victorian times and how a visit to an Edinburgh graveyard inspired Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 20 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Mon 22 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Tue 23 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Their Name Liveth

Veterans of the wars – a soldier and a nurse – tell their very different tales from across battlefields and countries.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 22 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 23 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Toy Stories

An exhibition of toys from yesteryear, with a teddy bear trail and play area for kids.

York Castle Museum

Sat 1 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Sun 2 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Mon 3 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

…and 789 more dates until 31 Dec 2016

A Very Mary Christmas

Mary, Queen of Scots shows how a queen celebrates Christmas and talks about the festivities of the time.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 24 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 27 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

Women of Independence

See how women – not normally involved in wars back in the day – fared during the Wars of Independence.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846