Primary School workshops

Primary School Workshops

Secrets of the Scriptorium Part 1 Think Ink!

An exploration of the world of ancient manuscripts, experimenting with making real medieval ink, cutting quill pens and making your own parchment. Science and history in action!

Secrets of the Scriptorium Part 2 The Art of Stories

When did we start writing our stories down? Creating our own illuminated manuscript, and hearing stories of the wars and lucky charms that surrounded the first books made in Scotland.

These two workshops stand alone as good sessions, but make a great full day experience.

Fire and Light

The need to keep warm and light up the darkness has driven mankind since the earliest times. It has only become easy in the last one hundred years. We look back before that time, and discover how fire has been part of human history.