Very popular with the children is the red “Tommy’s Tractor”, definitely a hands-on item. Also for their entertainment is the Children’s Hut, but feeding ducks and throwing stones in the Rosa Burn seem to come very high on their agenda.
Many are also interested in visiting our 1940s schoolroom which is housed in the exhibition room in Rosaburn House. This gives you an idea about a classroom typical of those in Arran where our parents or grandparents learned how to read and write. On the wall is the unique Millennium Project photograph of the pupils of all the Arran schools. See if you can find any familiar faces.
School parties are welcomed.
We have prepared a fun and interesting quiz for children – if you are interested ask for it at the reception.
If you would like to look at rocks in the field, Susan has made this guide of easy to get to outcrops. You can be a geodetective and see lot’s of interesting things. Rocks from 520-60 million years old (that’s old). You can see sedimentary rocks, volcanic rocks and metamorphic rocks as well as cool fossils! Hopefully you will have fair weather and it won’t be raining, but you never can tell! A geodetective has to be prepared for all sorts of weather with warm and waterproof clothing if necessary.
You can buy the geodetective guide for only 1 pound at the reception in the Museum Shop. Have fun!