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The Great Museum Challenge (for kids)!
Can you complete our Great Museum Challenge and become an East Lothian Museum badge-holder?
Here’s what to do:
First, pick up a Passport to the Past . . .
Next, come and choose an activity at the museum
Then,get a special Patchy the Squirrel stamp in your Passport
Finally, get a Bronze, Silver or GOLD sticker, with every 3 Patchy stamps!
When you have stickers from as many East Lothian Council museums as you can visit, you will win the Museum Challenger Badge.
Here are some of the Challenges you can do:
Become a Museum Detective
Rummage in John Gray’s Big Box of Stuff
Have a go at some activity sheets
Explore John Gray’s File o’ Facts
Meet the gang from all our museums, and see if you can visit them all – John Muir and his dog Stickeen from John Muir’s Birthplace, Preston the Mole and Doug the miner from Prestongrange, John Gray and his sidekick Patchy the Squirrel, and our Musselburgh fisherwife with her prickly thistly friend from Musselburgh Museum. There’s also a lovely farm lady and a seal visiting from Dunbar (Town House), and a friendly lighthouse keeper and his companion the seagull calling in from the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick. Some of these characters haven’t been named yet … maybe you can help!
Collect a sticker for your passport each time you visit an East Lothian Museum and draw or write in your passport about something you’ve seen there.