Projects

Here are some of our projects, past, present and future. Do get in touch if you’d like to find out more, or would like to be involved in something similar in the future.

Get in touch if you have an idea for a project for your school or group, or would like to talk to us about how we can help you. The Museums Service can also assist with your school or group project.

Audio guide handset at first museum displayThe Talking Museum
Volunteers from local U3A groups helped us create an audio guide to make our permanent museum more widely accessible for visually impaired visitors – but it’s enjoyable for everyone!

Family History Day
Join us for a day of discovery – and share some of your own stories with us while you’re here!

Activities for children
The museum runs free Sunday activities for children during the winter season, 1.30–3.30, with lots more activities during school holidays. The library and archives also regularly have storytime, bookbug, chatterbooks, family fun days – and lots more. Check What’s On for an up-to-date list or pick up our leaflet in the Centre or at one of the libraries and museums around East Lothian. Check out some of our Activity Sheets and the Great Museum Challenge, which are free to do whenever you visit!

Gentleman's Horse cartoon in Illustrated ArchiveThe Illustrated Archive
Artist Lucy Roscoe explored our collections and illustrated the stories she found. She created some lively cartoons and a beautiful book from her discoveries, and visits us to give talks and workshops – keep an eye on What’s On for her next event!

The Front Room
Music at the John Gray Centre featuring local bands like Paul Gilbody and Fallen Stone.

Creative Learning Networks
Working with local schools to create helpful links between teachers and other professionals

Weaving the StoryPrizegiving for weaving the story
A local artist worked with primary and secondary schools to weave beautiful textiles, as part of a project about local mills.

My Map
Primary children worked with a local ceramicist and a writer to create stories and images for a charming map of East Lothian.

Animating John Gray
Four secondary schools created animations telling the story of John Gray – in their own unique way!

CHANGES: Walking and photography group
Photos and walks by a local group.

Histories Mystories: fishermen & fishwivesMy Life: Photography
A lively project with Children First

Histories Mystories
Explore our archives … and find the stories!

. . . and we have lots more in the pipeline!

Contact us

Leave a comment below if you’d like to find out more about any of our projects, or would like to get involved in the future. For further details on any aspect of our learning and outreach programmes, contact [email protected] (01620 820 695).




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