Families & Young People

Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean welcomes families and young people to visit us. To help you enjoy your visit we have the following available:

  • Backpacks (suitable for ages 2- 8 years): · 3 x colouring sheets, · ‘Small and Big’ (drawing activity) · ‘Museum colour trail’ (count all the different colours you can see around you) · Magnifying Glass · Cards with shapes · Pencil and crayons. The Stornoway venue pack also includes ‘I Spy’, ‘Design your own Pottery’ (investigate with a magnifying glass/ art activity), and a ‘Senses Trail’ ).  Please ask at reception in Lewis or Museum Office in Benbecula.
  • Interactives (Stornoway only) – two child friendly bilingual digital interactive games in the permanent galleries.  A number of other hands-on interactives including ‘build-a-pot’, ‘guess the outfit’ and ‘dressing-up’
  • Trails (Stornoway only) – a fun Wildlife I-spy trail for ages 3 to 7, and a Find the Object trail for ages 6 and over
  • Community Albums (Stornoway only) – two community albums which were created by teenagers from across the Outer Hebrides in 2015 telling about their pastimes and activities.
  • Free art and castle-themed packs
  • Events and activities – please see our What’s On page for up-to-date information

As always, entry to the museum is free but now more than ever we need your support – please consider making a donation.

Online Activities

Have a go at these fun activities at home.

Arts & Crafts (bilingual)

How to make a lighthouse

Making paper boats

How to make an iris-leaf boat

How to make a Rocking Mermaid


How to make a Christmas Origami Star


Knot Tying


You can do these activity sheets at home or when you visit

Colouring-in Sheets


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