Elgin Museum – Activities

education and resources available while the museum is currently closed

Covid update

Elgin Museum is currently closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but activities, insights, star objects and other resources are being shared via FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

The Museum aims to help the people of Moray and others to engage with the history of the area for their entertainment, education and enjoyment. The Museum has lots to offer young people, encouraging them to see their heritage as something accessible and relevant to them, something which encourages their growth as responsible citizens, confident individuals, successful learners and effective contributors.

The Museum previously offered a full range of free outreach, curricular visits and family activities and will resume this service as soon as it is safe to do so.

You will find lots of engaging activities on the Education and Resources section of their website, from video activities to quizzes with new activities being added while the museum is closed. If you’d like to find out more, or would like copies of activities sent out to you, please contact the museum by email: curator@elginmuseum.org.uk


Carved Symbol Soaps (pdf 599KB)

Bobbing Boats (pdf 250KB)

Dig box (pdf 981KB)

Stone Age (pdf 407KB)

Museum of Me (pdf 948KB)

Museum Bingo (pdf 788KB)

AZ Colouring (pdf 291KB) (drawings by Edward Macmillan)

Carved Balls & Symbol Stones (pdf 670KB)

Cut-out and Colour Museum (pdf 1.4MB)

Japanese Uchiwa Fan (pdf 717KB) 

Pictish Chariot (pdf 667KB)

Video activities

Elgin Museum Makes – Episode 1: Bronze Age Jet Necklace


Pictish Quiz (pdf 359KB) and Pictish Quiz Resource Sheet (pdf 627KB)

Coasts and Waters Quiz (pdf 315KB)

Riddle Me This (pdf 424KB)

For more activities, check out those listed over at Elgin Museum’s Young Marvels

Elgin Museum – Scotland’s oldest, continuously independent museum!

Elgin Museum is Owned and Managed by ‘The Moray Society’, originally formed in 1836 as ‘The Elgin and Morayshire Scientific and Literary Association’.

Elgin Museum | 1 High Street | Elgin | Moray | IV30 1EQ | Phone: 01343 543675 | Email: curator@elginmuseum.org.uk | www.elginmuseum.org.uk

The Heritage Resources Portal is an Archaeology Scotland initiative.

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Funded by Historic Environment Scotland towards realising Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

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