Before 12pm, Kids, History

18 events

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Swords of the Righteous

Partially dramatised explanation of how and why Cromwell's army came to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, and how it was successful.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 27 Oct

included in admission price / 0131 225 9846

Battlement to Battlefield

Meet one of Robert the Bruce's foot soldiers and hear the tale of the capturing of Edinburgh Castle and learn about the weapons used by the medieval soldiers of the time.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Creepy Castles

Tour the galleries to discover some of the spooky stories about Shetland’s castles, then create your own creepy castle to take home.

Shetland Museum, Lerwick

Thu 23 Oct

£3.50 / 01595 695057

Ages 3–5.

£4 / 01595 695057

For kids in Primary 1–3.

The Games We Play

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

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 333 3282

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 333 3282

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 333 3282

…and 78 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 13 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

…and 3 more dates until 22 Mar 2015 back to top

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

Syrian Child Refugee Art Exhibition

Art by Syrian refugee children.

Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

£2

Fri 24 Oct

£2

Mon 27 Oct

£2

…and 13 more dates until 12 Nov

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

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

Wed 29 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Thu 30 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 6 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

…and 3 more dates until 27 Mar 2015

It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

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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)

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 24 Oct

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Spooky Spiders.

Fri 28 Nov

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Pictish Pots

Normans And Crusaders: In The Keep

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the 12th century Norman period in the keep. Featuring combat, weapons, armour and crafts displays.

Arundel Castle

Wed 29 Oct

£9 / 01903 882173

Thu 30 Oct

£9 / 01903 882173

Picture the Past

Take a tour to the past.

Surrey History Centre, Woking

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

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

Thu 23 Oct

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

Fri 24 Oct

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

Sat 25 Oct

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

…and 15 more dates until 15 Nov

The Museum Of Somerset, Taunton

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01823 320200

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01823 320200

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01823 320200

…and 70 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Thu 23 Oct

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Fri 24 Oct

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Sat 25 Oct

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

…and 798 more dates until 31 Dec 2016

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