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Youngsters Get Crafty With Edinburgh's Exciting History

Children at Museum of Edinburgh An exciting new children's learning space at the Museum of Edinburgh will take centre stage on Monday 15 June as it plays host to the launch of this year's Old Town Festival .

The City of Edinburgh Museums and Edinburgh World Heritage have been working together to develop the new facility, which has been created so that primary school children can explore their city's history through art and activities.  

The new learning space will allow children to have fun and learn about the Old and New Towns of the city.  They will be able to handle replica objects, dress up in costumes and gowns from the 18th and 19th centuries, join our family activity trail and take part in an array of art activities.

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture Leader, said: "This is a wonderful new learning space for the Museum of Edinburgh. With lots of exciting and stimulating activities to take part in, children can really immerse themselves in their city's history and find out about how people lived in centuries past.

"The Museum of Edinburgh is hosting some fascinating and fun events during the Old Town Festival. I'm sure there is going to be something for everyone."

The family and school activity area will be open to family and schools Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays (during August only) 12 noon - 5pm. Admission is free.

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