The Museum of the Cumbraes located within the Garrison in Millport is getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from 19 – 21 May.

This year will be Scotland’s largest ever Festival of Museums and the Museum of the Cumbraes is hosting a family fun day on Saturday May 20 from 11am until 3pm to launch the summer exhibition on Andrew Goldie, Millport’s own explorer.

There will be arts and crafts, jewellery making, a craft fair, create a bird of paradise, make your own mini garden. Owl Magic will be there with their beautiful birds. A great day out for all the family – all at just a £2 entry fee.

The Festival of Museums is an annual event coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland to showcase Scotland’s extensive cultural offering through over 120 exciting events taking place over one weekend across the country.

The programme caters to all ages and interests and includes everything from historical re-enactments and night time murder mysteries to children’s storytelling and arts and crafts.

Joanne Orr, Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “Festival of Museums is about igniting imaginations and celebrating creativity whilst showcasing Scotland’s wealth of culture and heritage. Our packed programme features engaging, surprising and entertaining events over three action-packed days in museums across Scotland. Get involved and come and see what Scotland’s museums have to offer.”

Millport’s Fun Day is just one of many exciting events taking place as part of Festival of Museums between 19 and 21 May.

For a full programme of events, please visit