Discover Ancient Scotland Day!

Drop in and explore medieval life in Scotland at Govan Old Church on Saturday 21st September! Have a go at archaeology activities, history-themed crafts, Viking dress-up and more!

Discover Ancient Scotland Day!

About Discover Ancient Scotland Day!

Meet ancient warriors, artists and musicians from the lost Kingdom of Strathclyde and get hands on with the type of ancient objects that today's archaeologists discover from over 1,000 years ago!

Hear about ferocious battles won and lost in ancient Scotland and try on heavy chain mail armour. Wield a Viking sword and make your own heraldry flag for marching into battle. Choose your Viking name and try your hand at medieval arts and crafts, like making decorative clay pots, wool weaving and rune-writing!

Interested in finding out about the more gruesome side of historic research? Explore ghastly graves and disturbing digs as we tell you about spooky archaeological finds!

Between 12pm and 3pm, drop-in to learn about the biographies hiding in our bones! The graveyard at Govan is believed to be the burial ground of Strathclyde’s ancient kings and powerful Viking settlers. Come along to hear all about the scientific data archaeologists can extract from human skeletal remains to reveal hidden details about life in Scotland's ancient past!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Discover Ancient Scotland Day! are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Kelburn’s Enchanting Christmas Forest
Kelburn’s Enchanting Christmas Forest
15th December 2019
Kelburn Estate & Country Centre, Largs
Explore the magical forest at Kelburn Estate & Country Centre and help Santa find out who has been causing mischief and upsetting his present making!
Christmas at Loch Lomond Shores
Christmas at Loch Lomond Shores
15th December 2019
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Loch Lomond Shores is putting the 'fun' back into Christmas with a packed schedule of themed weekends for all the family!
SYT Festive Happening
SYT Festive Happening
15th December 2019
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow City Centre
Join SYT Studios for their inaugural Festive Happening - three weekends of interactive family workshops, music, markets and celebrations!
Find Days Out events in Glasgow

Family and Kids Events you might like...

The Greatest Showman (PG) - Yurt Cinema Screening
The Greatest Showman (PG) - Yurt Cinema Screening
15th December 2019
The Pyramid at Anderston, Glasgow West End
Join CineMor77 for a special Yurt Cinema screening of the box office smash, The Greatest Showman, on December 15th!
Mini Beatz Toddler Special Christmas Event
Mini Beatz Toddler Special Christmas Event
15th December 2019
The Renfield Centre, Glasgow City Centre
Mini Beatz, the fun sensory dance experience for toddlers, is coming to Glasgow City Centre on Sunday 15th December with a special Christmas event!
Glasgow Orchestral Society Christmas Concert
Glasgow Orchestral Society Christmas Concert
15th December 2019
Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church, Glasgow South Side
Join Glasgow Orchestral Society for an evening of Strauss, Hess and Ravel at their annual Christmas Concert on December 15th!
Find Family and Kids events in Glasgow

History Events you might like...

Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
15th December 2019
The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
17th December 2019
The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
18th December 2019
The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Find History events in Glasgow

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Glasgow Christmas Markets
The Glasgow Christmas Markets return to George Square & St Enoch Square again for 2019 offering a wide selection of festive delights!
Elfingrove
The world class team behind GlasGLOW is turning Kelvingrove into Elfingrove, with a spellbinding night time tour of Glasgow's best-loved museum, where the magic of Christmas is brought to life!
Santa’s Magical Express
Enjoy a full day out with the family with a train ride, show with Santa & his elves, Christmas street with food stalls, funfair and much more!
Party Nights With The George Bowie Experience
This festive season, George Bowie will once more electrify Hilton Glasgow's Ballroom with his GBX anthems – this year for 90 spectacular minutes!
Elf - A Christmas Spectacular
ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a festive spectacular and it's coming to Glasgow this Christmas!

Popular Venues

King's Theatre Glasgow Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »