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Puppet Invasion at Museum of Edinburgh!

posted 26 Sep 2009, 03:20 by myEdinburgh Admin
The Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile is bracing itself for an invasion this weekend as a cast of colourful puppets prepares to tell some daring tales from Scottish history.

Hamish the Highlander and his fellow puppet friends will star in four free shows inside the historic 16th century building on both Saturday and Sunday.

All the family will enjoy hearing exciting adventures from Scottish history told in a fun and interactive way. Marvel at the daring tales of Hamish the Highlander, the Jacobite who tried to capture Edinburgh in 1745; listen in wonder as Eddie the Knight relives the time he scaled the Edinburgh Castle walls and be amazed by Reekie the Dragon and friends. All of this and tales of the Edinburgh Monk and the Legend of the Last Bear of Scotland!

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture Leader, said: "Everyone has a soft spot for puppet shows so this is a fantastic way to bring Scotland's fascinating history to life. There's so much for the kids to explore and enjoy at the Museum of Edinburgh, especially with our wonderful new family Activity Area. Hamish the Highlander and his friends will definitely be the stars of the show this weekend though - book your tickets now to make sure you get to see them!"

The Museum of Edinburgh also has an exciting and extensive family Activity Area where children can have fun dressing up in 18th and 19th century costumes and gowns, handling replica objects and sampling a fantastic array of art activities - all for free!

Booking is essential for the free puppet shows, which will be performed at 12 noon, 1, 2 and 3pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September. To book, please call 0131 529 3963/2.