Education & learning

Foghlam & Ionnsachadh

Enabling access, enjoyment and education for all lies at the heart of our mission. We use our estate and Museum collections to promote active learning about the history of Clan Donald and the Highlands & Islands.

We inspire the next generation to learn about, get involved in and value local culture and traditions. We offer Museum tours and hands-on activities for local schools, which can be tailored to suit the needs of the class. We also work with children and young people on specific projects; for example, our 2017-18 project with pupils from Bun-Sgoil Shlèite (Sleat Primary School) to develop animated films as part of our ‘Homecoming’ exhibition.

Our Museum trails are designed to encourage children of all ages to discover and enjoy the collections. In the school holidays we offer regular family activities in the Museum which are open to all.

Clan Donald Lands Trust also has a long history of promoting the musical traditions of the Highlands & Islands. We support local clarsach (Highland harp) tuition and have provided twelve clarsachs on long-term loan to local schools. We also sponsor piping and clarsach competitions. Read more about our support of musical traditions.

Often working with local history societies, we invite historians and other expert speakers to give talks linked to our exhibitions and collections. We are pleased to participate in national festivals such as the Highland Archeology Festival and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archeology (2017).

To enquire about school visits contact the Museum Manager on museum@armadalecastle.com.