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The doors may have closed on this year's Doors Open Days, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Each month we will be sharing a themed round up of digital activities so that you can enjoy a virtual day out from the comfort of your home.

In honour of International Museum Day 2022, we are sharing some of our favourite virtual visits, collection tours and interviews from museums across Scotland. 



Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Post, Angus

The Arbroath 'Royal Observer Corps Post' Museum is a relic of the Cold War when the volunteers of the former Royal Observer Corps trained to monitor instruments. This digital presentation will give an insight into the museum and its history.

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1772 Waggonway Museum, East Lothian

The centre's museum features archaeological artefacts, models, maps, plans and photographs, as well as Cadell’s Office and William Dickson’s Workshop. Join Ed Bethune as he carries out a building check during lockdown.

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow

Glasgow Museums can only display a fraction of its collections at any one time, the rest is stored at GMRC, a publicly accessible store. In this short film you will discover some of the fascinating objects held in the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre from art to natural history, archaeology to world cultures.

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Elgin Museum, Moray

Scotland’s oldest continually independent museum, opened in 1843. Enjoy a special architecture-themed set of our quickfire 7 Quick Questions with architect Pinny Muir.

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Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum, South Lanarkshire

Explore 14,000 years of rural and small-town life in Upper Clydesdale. Discover the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century using their virtual tour.

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Linlithgow Museum, West Lothian

Mary, Queen of Scots, the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge, the world’s first assassination of a Head of State by firearm: there’s a lot to discover in Linlithgow Museum. Join our Curator Matt Hume, and explore some of his favourite objects on display in the museum with their Curator Curiosities.

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