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World Heritage Day

Join in the fun celebrating Scotland's six World Heritage Sites with a day of fun, free activities at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Children jumping in the air in front of Kelvingrove with World Heritage Day tshirts and flags in 2017

Join a fun, free celebration of Scotland’s six unique World Heritage Sites at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on 11 April 2018.

Come along between 10am and 4pm to explore and enjoy each of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites and find out a little about what World Heritage is all about.

We will have lots of fun activities to try out at our stalls, or you can just have a chat with friendly and knowledgeable staff from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our World Heritage partners. 

Visitors will have a chance to:

  • Handle HONO replica Neolithic and Antonine Wall Roman replica artefacts
  • Dress up as 19th century millworkers from New Lanark and take a #WHDayselfie
  • Feel the weight of an original rivet from the Forth Bridge
  • Build their own St Kilda Mailboat
  • Discover more about real people who lived in the 18th century Old and New Towns of Edinburgh at our Year of Young People 2018 stall

The Scottish Ten team from HES and The Glasgow School of Art (GSoA) will be demonstrating the cutting-edge technology they’re using to develop interactive 3D digital models and educational games for the sites. Why not try out their newly launched interactive Go Roman game and find out what life was like at a Roman fort along the Antonine Wall in Scotland around 2000 years ago? 

Dr Rebecca Jones, Head of the Archaeology and World Heritage Team at HES, said:

Scotland’s packs six amazing World Heritage Sites spanning thousands of years inside its borders. This event at the Kelvingrove gives visitors a chance to experience a taste of them all in one fantastic venue and perhaps inspire their own trips explore the sites further.’’

The World Heritage Day event is on Tuesday 11 April, 2018 at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. The drop-in event runs from 10am to 4pm. Entrance is free.

Events Across Scotland

World Heritage Day is celebrated across the UK on 18 April each year. Look out for a whole range of exciting activities taking place throughout Scotland at our six World Heritage Sites.


Archaeology and World Heritage Team
Telephone: 0131 668 8763

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