Build a story at the museum

Make your way around a museum and be inspired by objects you see with two trails developed by National Museums Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust. The trails are both in English and Gaelic.
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Print off this handy Archaeology Scotland timeline from the Mesolithic c. 7000 BC to the modern day: Timeline (c) Archaeology Scotland    

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Archaeology Detectives

Explore a site using genuine archaeological skills, both within the classroom and onsite.  Read more about Archaeology Detectives

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The Rubbish Game

A fun way to learn archaeological investigative skills: looking, interpreting and reporting
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Archaeological Activities Resource Pack – all sections

This is an excellent resource full of fantastic background information on how to do archaeology learning sessions, including very well-produced activity ideas. Read more about Archaeological Activities Resource Pack – all sections

Join the Young Archaeologists’ Club

Join one of 80+ YAC Branches throughout the UK Read more about Join the Young Archaeologists’ Club

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Young Archaeologists’ Club Activities

Archaeology themed activities for 8-16 year-olds
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Canmore_Lochindorb used with permission


Canmore contains more than 320,000 records and 1.3 million catalogue entries for archaeological sites, buildings, industry and maritime heritage across Scotland. Compiled and managed by Historic Environment Scotland, Canmore contains information and collections from all its survey and recording work, as well as from a wide range of other organisations, communities and individuals who are helping to enhance […]

SCRAN 000-000-110-140-R. Used with permission (licence)


SCRAN “hosts over 490,000 amazing, fully-captioned images, sounds and videos from over 300 museums, galleries, and archives including the V&A, National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Museums and The Scotsman. Search the whole resource base for free using the search box at top right: subscribers can log-in and get full free access to all our materials […]

Iron Age kit (c) Archaeology Scotland

Iron Age Scotland Artefact Investigation Kit

Get hands on with history

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