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October 2016

Autumn Family workshops in the Museum

October 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am - October 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The Museum of the Isles is running "drop-in" family workshops on Tuesday mornings during the autumn school holidays. The workshops will run from 10.30am-12.30pm on Tuesdays 11th, 18th and 25th October, 2016. Each week you and your child can learn a new skill and create wonderful creations using different craft techniques. Story and song time for younger children will follow at 12.30-1pm. 11th October - From fleece to fibre 18th October - Wonderful weaving 25th October - Fantastic felting

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Halloween Bash

October 31, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

  Spooky, scary, fun family event at Armadale Castle. Meet at 5pm in the Stables cafe for goolish games. Refreshments will be available. The Wicked Witch will then escort families along the pumpkin lined path to the Museum where there will be creepy crafts, frightening feely boxes and spooky stories. Ends at 7pm.  

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Armadale Castle & Gardens Closes for the Season on 31st October

October 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Don't forget our Halloween special runs after hours 5-7pm on Monday 31st October.   If you are a researcher wishing to consult our archives during the closed season please contact the Museum Manager to arrange an appointment. Email:

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November 2016

Christmas Craft Fair

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our annual Christmas Craft Fair with stalls brimming with Christmas present ideas. Refreshments available throughout the day. If you would like to have a stall please contact Mags via email:

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February 2017

Leasachaidhearn Shleite – Sleat Developments, Information session and open meeting

February 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Leasachaidhean Shlèite - Sleat Developments  Information Session and Open Meeting Thursday 23rd February 4-6pm (info) 7.30pm open meeting Morven Taylor from Highland Small Communities Housing Trust will be in the Seòmar Cruinneachaidh, Old Campus, between 4-6pm with information about the available schemes currently on offer for buying and building houses in the Highlands. An open meeting will be held in the Seòmar Cruinneachaidh, Old Campus, at 7.30pm. Come along and hear about the new houses starting at the College, the…

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April 2017

Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt

April 14, 2017 - April 17, 2017

Good Friday to Easter Monday in the Gardens and the Museum. £1.50 per child includes a yummy prize! Normal admission charges apply.

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Family Activity Sessions for Easter School Holidays

April 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of the Isles

The Museum of the Isles will be holding family activity sessions during the Easter holidays on Thursday mornings between 10.30am and 12pm . On the 20th April we shall looking at Castles, writing our own timeline, having fun and creating unique pieces of art . Parents are required to stay with their children at all times during these sessions

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Treasure Trove Finds Day in the Museum

April 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of the Isles

Treasure Trove Scotland - Protecting our archaeological heritage for the benefit of the nation Chance discoveries of artefacts by members of the public have the potential to make a significant contribution to our understanding of Scotland’s past. The role of Treasure Trove is to ensure that finds of cultural significance are protected for the benefit of the nation and preserved in museums across the country. If you have found an artefact while farming, gardening, or through hobbies such as metal detecting,…

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May 2017

The Vikings are here!

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Museum of the Isles

A weekend of family fun in the Museum of the Isles. All things Viking - games, crafts, stories, costumes...  Come see the traditional boat building display and visit the Viking tent. Craft workshops run at 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm for children of all ages! Part of the Festival of Museums, #FOM2017, #HHA2017 Normal admission charges apply including local discount. Why not consider our new Family Friends Membership at £40 for 2 named adults and up to 4 children…

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Spring Fair

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
Sleat, United Kingdom
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Join us for a great family weekend at the Armadale Castle Spring Fair. 10am to 5pm, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017. Craft stalls, Argocat tours, Aerialists, Children's games, Bouncy castle, Face painting, Pony rides, ACE Target Sports, Segways, BBQ, Coffees & Cakes, Licensed bar. Special entry price for all: Adults £2.50, 5-15 years £1, Under 5s Free.

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