East Lothian Council’s Museums have lots happening in the run up to Christmas and families can join in from the start of December. From 1st until 12th December, families can find the figures from the 12 Days of Christmas hidden around the John Gray Centre (Haddington) and John Muir’s Birthplace (Dunbar). Children who find a figure can post it into the Christmas postbox to be entered into a prize draw. There will also be daily prizes for people finding the characters.
There will also be a Festive Fun weekend at the John Gray Centre on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December. On both days, families will be able to make some Christmas decorations and crafts to take home. On the Saturday, there will also be a few special star guests as Santa and his elves will be in the Centre, giving out presents to children between 11am-12, and 1pm-2.30pm. There will also be live music and mince pies for visitors to enjoy. On Saturday 14th the event runs from 10am-3pm and on Sunday 15th, from 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Finally, there will be one last Christmas Crafts activity on Sunday 22nd December 1.30-3.30pm upstairs in the museum at the John Gray Centre. All activities are free to take part in and drop in, although donations are welcome. For more information, go to www.johngraycentre.org
John Muir’s Birthplace, Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, and the John Gray Centre will close on Christmas Eve until 3rd January.