Last month S3 History pupils from Dunoon Grammar School along with their teachers took a class trip to Castle House Museum in Dunoon. This class trip was organised as part of Heritage Horizons, which aims to engage young people with museums, heritage and culture across Argyll and Bute. Pupils explored the museums’ collections and learnt about the rich history of Dunoon from the Celts to Victorians to the mid-20th century. Below are some photos taken during the trip.
Along with this recent trip, there is even more Heritage Horizon project activity happening at Dunoon’s Castle House Museum. Iona started a 12-week placement at Castle House Museum and is doing an amazing job. After her first three weeks, she’s worked front of house, learnt about displays and explored the archives. Iona has chosen to work with the museum's clothing collection and is curating a display for the reopening of the museum in spring 2022.
“I’ve really enjoyed gaining some hands-on front of house experience in the museum, working the till and speaking to visitors in order to showcase the history of my hometown. Now the museum is closed for the winter, I’m very excited to get to grips with the collections, as the Castle House Museum has such a large amount of amazing period clothing in their archive which would be wonderful on display and shared with others!”
Find out more about the Heritage Horizons project.
Thanks to ScottishPower Foundation for supporting Heritage Horizons.