Annan Museum Reopens for the Season

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 14:25

Annan Museum is re-opening for the summer season from 23 March, with a special new display running until 17 August. The exhibition, ‘Medieval Annandale,’ explores some of the stories of people who lived at this southern edge of Scotland from the 8th to 15th century. Visitors can discover tales of ancient crosses, battles, castles, saints, and kings, along with the everyday lives of people in Annandale.The exhibition also tells the story of Robert the Bruce, Lord of Annandale and King of Scots in his 750th anniversary year.

Councillor Ian Blake, Chair of Communities Committee, said: “The exhibition brings together many fascinating artefacts from across the region, several of which have never been on display before. There are carved stone crosses, bronze cooking pots, ceramics from Lochmaben Castle and many more objects which shed light on life in the area in medieval times.”

Councillor Jackie McCamon, ViceChair of Communities Committeeadded: “We’re very pleased that the museum has been able to work with lots of local groups to put the exhibition together. The photographs created by members of Annan Camera Club with community volunteers in medieval costume are particularly striking and help us to relate to people in the past.”

There are lots of interactive elements in the exhibition, with costume to try on, artefacts to handle and medieval games to play. Visitors can also make a brass rubbing to take away or follow an activity trail around the museum. The museum will be running free craft activities for families every Tuesday in the school holidays.

Entry to the museum is free of charge. Annan Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.