Upcoming events

Discover what's on in the Annan area ... below you will find a list of events happening soon in the Annan area.

There are also regular events, annual events and films at the Lonsdale City Cinema ...

h Add your local event,

 

1st - 27th April

Exhibition
Annan Amateur Art Club Annan Amateur Art Club

An exhibition of a wide selection of art work by members of Annan Amateur Art Club.

Currently the club meets from October to April in a comfortable room at Galabank Football Stadium on Wednesday afternoons.

Members support each other in developing their creative skills.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Annan Amateur Art Club exhibition:
• Picture gallery trail
• Draw a picture to add to our Children’s Art Gallery
• Decorate a butterfly or beastie to add to our spring wall hanging

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  • Mon 1 - Sat 27 April
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

14th April

Organised walk with Annan Walking Group

EASTRIGGS & DORNOCK
An easy walk around the outskirts of Eastrigga and Dornock on paths, minor roads and the shore. May be muddy in parts.
Walk distance: 4 to 4½ miles / 6½ to 7¼ kilometres approx. | Walk time: 2 to 2½ hours approx.

Click here for full details of this walk and Annan Walking Group

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  • Sun 14 April
  • Eastriggs
  • Annan at 9.30am
  • £2.00 / Members Free

18th April

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Easter school holidays activities at Annan MuseumGet arty for Easter 2

Birds, beasties and animals are the inspiration for more arty activities at the museum.

Make seed bombs with RSPB officer David Lewis

Find out what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds do and what you can see when you explore our local area. Make a treat to take home for your feathered garden friends.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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19th & 20th April

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Easter school holidays activities at Annan MuseumFind the Easter eggs

Find all of the eggs hidden around the museum and answer the Easter quiz questions to win a wee chocolate egg and lots of satisfaction.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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22nd April

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Spring activities at Annan Museum

Easter school holidays activities at Annan MuseumFind the Easter eggs

Find all of the eggs hidden around the museum and answer the Easter quiz questions to win a wee chocolate egg and lots of satisfaction.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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4th May - 15th June

Exhibition
Haaf Net History at Annan MuseumHaaf Net History

Unique to the inner Solway, haaf netting has been practised in Annan for over a thousand years.

With links to the Vikings and Kings, Riding of the Marches and the fish cross - this interactive display documents for the first time the cultural and historical significance of haaf net fishing.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Haaf Net History exhibition:
• Help us to decorate scales for the giant salmon
• Make a fishy face mask
• A fishy gallery trail
• Quizzes and colouring sheets

 

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Annan Common Good Sub Committee and Annan Royal Burgh Fishermen’s Association. Funded by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee and The Scottish Government - Marine Scotland. Delivered as part of the International Year of the Salmon 2019.

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  • Sat 4 May - Sat 15 June
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

22nd June - 8th September

Exhibition
Coastwise at Annan MuseumCoastwise - Where every name tells a story

This exhibition reveals the history and stories behind the origins of coastal place-names by exploring the language used to describe features between Redkirk Point and Southerness.

Using the first Ordnance Survey maps as a starting point the exhibition looks at how names have evolved and explains the meaning of words that have disappeared from our everyday language.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Coastwise exhibition:
• Take the seaside feely box challenge
• What’s in a name? Find the hidden words and work out what they mean
• Follow the seaside trail
• Colouring sheets and quizzes

 

This exhibition was created by the Solway Firth partnership - find out more.

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  • Sat 22 June - Sat 8 Sept
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

22nd June - 8th September

Exhibition
Plastic waste art installation Plastic waste art installation

The For Enjoyment community were commissioned by the Dumfries and Galloway Eco Warriors to produce an installation piece to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline.

The resulting art work invites debate about the human impact of our natural world and at the same time highlight the importance of the work of the Eco Warriors in attempting to clean up our precious beaches.

For Enjoyment is an inclusive community of creative minds of all ages made up from a diverse mix of people from all around the region.

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  • Sat 22 June - Sat 8 Sept
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

4th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Out of the blue

Use a variety of printing methods including bubble wrap, potatoes and sponges to make colourful sea creature pictures.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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11th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Stories of the sea

Listen to stories of the sea and pirates and take part in bringing them to life.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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18th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Seaside solar prints

Use sun sensitive paper and light to create beautiful silhouette pictures inspired by seaside objects.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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25th July

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

“Tentaculous” jellyfish

Using paper plates and lots of streamers and fabric to make beautiful jellyfish mobiles.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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1st August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

How big is a whale?

Stand inside our life size outline of a whale, learn interesting facts about their lives and imagine how these giants of the deep glide through the sea. Make tiny models of whales to take home.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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8th August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Painting with salt

Discover how paint mixes with salt to make fantastic rainbow coloured pictures.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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15th August

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT ANNAN MUSEUM
Summer activities at Annan Museum

Treasure chest

Imagine finding a treasure chest hidden on the beach - what would be in it? Decorate a special box to keep your treasures in.

Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy!

To reserve a place please phone Annan Museum on 01461 201384 during normal opening times (Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm).

Activities are free. Donations towards the cost of materials are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.

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14th September - 31st October

Exhibition
Dinosaurs at Annan MuseumDinosaurs

How do dinosaurs fit into the evolution of life on Earth?

What can fossils tell us about these amazing creatures that roamed the Earth 65 millions years ago?

Discover some of the answers to these questions in this family friendly exhibition that includes hands on activities for children (and adults).

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Dinosaurs exhibition:
• Meet “Tea - Rex” (loves a brew) and follow his gallery trail
• Try walking in the footsteps of a dinosaur
• Hands on games
• Dressing up
• Make crayon rubbing pictures of fossils
• Colouring and quiz sheets

 

Further activities are planned for the October school holidays - details in the autumn/winter programme.

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  • Sat 14 Sept - Sat 31 Oct
  • Annan Museum
  • Mon - Sat, 11am - 4pm
  • Free

7th & 8th September

Doors Open Days 2019

Take some time out and visit the museum during Dumfries and Galloway Doors Open Days weekend (including our Doors Open Day Sunday Special).

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