events

Visit our stand at the Spectacular Jousting!

We’re very excited to be at the Spectacular Jousting event this Saturday and Sunday at the fabulous Linlithgow Palace,.
If you’re coming along, look out for us beside the Linlithgow Museum stands.

Come have a chat and find out what we’ve been up to - and if you fancy dropping off an ice cream, we won’t say no!

It’s going to be a great event in our beautiful town; looking forward to seeing you there.

Drama Project Takes the Stage!

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Linlithgow’s new museum turned into a stage in early May, when it hosted plays by pupils from Linlithgow Bridge and Linlithgow Primary Schools.

Both schools were taking part in a community project called ‘Curious Histories’, under the guidance of local youth arts company Firefly Arts. It saw Primary Sixes from each school write and perform their own shows, inspired by the history of Linlithgow.

The shows took their audience on a journey through time, with a different play performed in each gallery of the museum. First up was a look at the royal connection, followed by industry and farming, and then Linlithgow during the war. There was even a dramatic re-run of the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge in the new Community Space!

The young people deserve a massive ‘Well Done!’ for all their work and energy,’ said Eleanor Morrison, Associate Director of Firefly.

Music in the Air!

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Music was in the air when pupils from Low Port, Linlithgow and Springfield Primaries used our new Community Space to perform songs they had written themselves.  There were four songs in total, each of which was inspired by a different historical object linked to Linlithgow. 

Low Port Primary looked at the old town bell, and how it had remained the same while the town changed about it. One class from Springfield Primary focused on the town’s connection with shoes, while the other looked at a glass bottle from the Hardies factory. Linlithgow Primary, meanwhile, picked a brooch from the medieval period. 

In all over 130 Primary Six children were involved in the project, led by community musician Caro Overy. They all had six workshops, during which they not only learned about their object and how it fit into the context of Linlithgow, but learned about music and how to write songs. 

As Caro explained: ‘It was a different and exciting way to connect children with their local history and landscape.’ 
It was exciting for us as well. We loved hearing history and music being brought together.

And if you would like to hear it too, you can: the songs were recorded and are now available on a CD, for sale in the museum shop.