18/09/2017 Workshops for the Wool and Textile Festival

On Saturday 28th October the Highland Wool and Textile Festival will be at Strathpeffer Pavilion and to link in we are running some workshops. Gill Wilson will be running a needle felt workshop in the morning at 11am and Lucy Wagtail will be hosting a Tunisian Crochet workshop at 2pm. for more info or to book call 01997 421031 or e-mail curator@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk

          

 

28/08/2017   Photography Workshop for Kids

We have another photography workshop for kids on Saturday 16th September that replaces the cancelled workshop back in August. It is suitable for age 8+ and will teach kids all the basics they need to know about photography and using a camera.  This workshop is FREE but donations o the museum are welcome.  To book a space call 01997 421031 or e-mail curator@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk 

 

15/08/2017 Gardening Group

It’s going to be a busy autumn here at the museum as we have a garden project underway.  If you are interested in planning how to renovate a garden, planting for autumn and winter pots, how to compost and deal with weeds we have a garden group session on Saturday 2nd September. There are more sessions planned for throughout the winter.  To book a space call 01997 421031 or email alison@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk

 

 

 

14/08/2017 Craft weekend in October

As part of the Highland Archaeology Festival we are holding a craft weekend here at the museum. On Saturday 7th October Anne Ferguson will be running a stained glass workshop – £15 per person. And on Sunday 8th there is another textile printing workshop with Morag Tweedie – £8 per person. For more information or to book a space call 01997 421031 or email curator@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk

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3/08/2017  Toys needed!

The museum curator is creating educational resource boxes for schools on the theme of Toys and Games and is looking for toy and games from the 1970’s, 80’s and 90s. If you think you can help please contact the museum on 01997 421031 or email alison@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk   To find out more click on our article below that was in the Ross-shire Journal

 

 

31/07/2017 Summer Activities for Children * Please Note: The Photography workshop on 1st August and the Nursery Rhymes workshop on 2nd August are now cancelled.

The museum is running some workshops for children during the school holidays.  For wee ones there is a Going on a Bear Hunt workshop and a Nursery Rhymes workshop with stories, crafts and songs suitable for age 3-5 years.  And for older children there are crafts such as Jewellery Making & Glass Painting.  We are also running a  photography workshop where children can learn camera skills and take photos in and around the museum.  Their photos can then be entered in the Highland Archaeology Festival Photography Competition.  For more information on the activities visit our Events page

 

 

 

16/06/2017 NC500 Merchandise in Stock

The museum shop now stocks official NC500 merchandise.  We have postcards, coasters, fridge magnets, mugs and notepads with the NC500 map design.  EMBRACE gift shop, at the station, also have NC500 tea towels, tote bags, keyrings and collectors tins in stock.

 

 

17/04/2017 New Temporary Exhibition

As the season begins for the museum we have a new temporary exhibition.  One section explores the role of Women’s Aid in supporting children and young people and the other celebrates the contribution of Ross-hire women to their local communities. The exhibition runs until 31st October.  For more information click here or visit our Temporary Exhibition page.

 

 

8/03/2017 Speaking Out – 40 Years of Scottish Women’s Aid

In 2016 an exhibition was created to celebrate the 40 years of Scottish Women’s Aid. Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland us touring around Scotland.  From 7th March – 1st April the exhibition will be at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and the Highland Archive Centre. The Highland Museum of Childhood has been working with Ross-shire Women’s Aid and a small exhibition about children and Women’s Aid will be in the museum from 1st April.

 

 

 

25/02/2017 Big Brew Fair Trade Event

On Saturday 4th March the Strathpeffer Fair Trade Group will be holding a Traidcraft Big Brew event at the station. Big Brew Event

 

18/01/2017 Canopy Works Finished

We start the new year with a revamped station canopy thanks to William Gray Ltd.  The last touches are now finished and we’re ready for the new tourist season. To see more images click here Facebook

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24/11/2016 Annual General Meeting

The museum Annual General meeting will take place on Monday 5th December 2016.

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14/11/2016 Scottish Book Week

We’re excited about having author Alan Durant back with us for Scottish Book Week. He will be running a Writing Children’s Stories workshop for adults on Saturday 26th November.  And on the day before, Friday 25th, we’re having a book swap after school for children.  Alan will also be there to meet everyone and maybe swap a book with you! More information will be available soon on our events page.

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15/09/2016 Canopy Restoration Update

Finally the work will be starting on our canopy to restore it.  Work starts on the 26th September for 6 weeks and will be carried out by William Gray Construction Ltd .  All businesses including the museum will be open during the works and there will still be public access along the platform.

We will keep you updated on the progress on our Facebook page and also on our blog.

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13/09/2016  Highland Archaeology Festival 2016

The Highland Archaeology Festival was launched this week.  Starting on the 1st October there will be events and activities for all ages happening across the Highlands.  A new initiative – The Museum Passport Object Trail – is encouraging visitors to look for mystery objects in different museums across the area. And there’s a prize for the person who visits the most objects!

To find out what’s on at the museum visit our events page and across the Highlands view the full programme here HAF Festival programme

 

01/09/2016 New Railway Station Leaflet

Our new leaflet about the Railway Station is now available.  The research project to find out the whole history of the station and the railway came to an end in June.  The leaflet details the history through the decades of the station and its use. To view it click here railway-station-history-leaflet

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24/08/2016 Unit to Let

We have a unit coming up for let at the station. It is currently being used for retail but it is a flexible space so could have several other uses. It will be available from 1st October 2016.  For any informal inquiries please contact the museum manager on 01997 421031 or email info@highlandmuseumofchildhood.org.uk