Festival of Museums 18-20 May 2018

If you haven’t received your invitation to the Royal wedding, the Festival of Museums has a host of activities to keep you busy over the royal weekend. Over 100 venues steeped in Scotland’s history, such as Black Watch Castle, St Andrews Castle and Lauriston Castle, are opening their doors to welcome visitors across Scotland from 18 – 20 May 2018.

A series of fun events will take place over the weekend spotlighting Scotland’s culture at the country’s best-loved attractions. For those looking to celebrate the Royal wedding in style, there will be events for audiences of all ages taking place both day and night including ‘Romance at Montrose Air Station’ – a free event celebrating the lives and loves of three generations of RAF couples stationed in Montrose, and a ‘Royal Wedding Street Party’ – a Royal themed day of fun for all the family in Mount Stuart.

The royal celebration will continue at Low Parks Museum commemorating the 450th anniversary of the last visit of Mary Queen of Scots. Live demonstrations will explore Mary Queen of Scots’ life in the 16th century, with a focus on her fashion and extravagant lifestyle.

There are events for festivalgoers of all ages with ‘Magic at the Museum’ – a multi-sensory arts experience in Kilmarnock exploring time travel through storytelling, drama, puppet making and film,  and ‘Generation Dance’ where audiences will be led on a hilarious journey through generations of dance in Dundee. Dancers of all ages will waltz, jive and bust their moves across the galleries.

Jupiter Artland


Now in its 12th year,  Festival of Museums welcomes a number of new venues to the line-up, including: Edinburgh’s outstanding Jupiter Artland sculpture park; Skelmorlie Secret Bunker, where visitors descend 15 foot underground to get a chilling insight into the Cold War; and St Ronan’s Wells, a historic spa overlooking Leithen Valley.

Sarah Burry-Hayes, Marketing Manager at Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “There might be one big event taking place in London, but we have over 100 fun-filled events across Scotland to help to celebrate culture, history and even the royal wedding in style. The Festival of Museums programme is bursting with fun events to spark the imagination, and visitors to fantastic venues across the Scotland will experience museums in interactive and unexpected ways.”

To see the full festival programme visit festivalofmuseums.com.