Easter Fun at The Almonry

Easter Fun at The Almonry

It was a busy Easter for us here at The Almonry with lots of visitors to the museum. It was lovely to hear the sounds of excited children discovering our naughty chicks hidden around the building! The keen eyed kids were brilliant at spottingĀ  our runaways and enjoyed their chocolate rewards. Some even discovered all forty hidden chicks!

Our egg themed kids trail was popular with all ages and now we all know the difference between a blackbird’s egg and one from a platypus.

Lots of families had a great time at our craft table gluing and sticking to create some wonderful Easter bonnets and many sent in entries to our Easter Bonnet competition. Thank you to everyone who took part.

And the winner is Jacoby!

Jacoby wins a selection of Easter eggs and goodies.

Here’s his winning creation featuring a chick nest on the top.

Christmas at the Almonry 2016

A huge thanks to everyone who came to the Almonry to help us celebrate the festive season. We all enjoyed browsing the christmassy craft stalls, sampling home made cakes, singing about reindeer and listening to the “Night Before Christmas”.

We had a great day rounded off with a beautiful concert by Musyck Anon to put us all in the festive mood.

Click the link below for clips from the singing workshop and evening concert.


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More Almonry events are being planned for 2017 so please check for updates on our events page and social media.

Join Us!

Time on your hands? Always wanted to find out more about your own heritage, or help others do the same? We’re now recruiting for people to join our small, friendly team of volunteers for the 2015 season.

There are two roles available: you’ll be helping to man one of our Collection Discovery Points, helping visitors get up close to artefacts usually hidden in cases, or a Find Your Past local history research session, where attendees can use the digital archive and library.

Each role requires just two hours of your time a week, and we have an exciting new rewards system for all our volunteers!

For more information, please contact the office on 01386 446944, or via email tic[at]almonry.ndo.co.uk.

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*Period costume is NOT compulsory!

The Almonry Frost Fayre!

This year the Almonry is holding a craft and gift fayre with a difference, one that harks back to theĀ  days of yore when the Lords of Misrule would lead people in a celebration of the season. From 11am on 22nd November, you are welcomed to the traditionally decorated Almonry by our very own Winter King. Mince Pies and mulled wine will be on offer as you take the opportunity to stroll around the craft stalls, kick-starting your Christmas shopping with some unique and beautiful gifts.

Frost Fayre

Games for children include Splat the Plague Rat, Ye Olde Treasure Hunt and the Fearsome Bran Tub! Adults can try the more sedate tombola and raffle.

While away some time with a slice of homemade cake (or another mince pie) and a cup of tea before taking some time to explore the Almonry, decorated for the season with greenery from our own garden, by flickering candlelight.

Entry to the Almonry and Frost Fayre is free for all ages, and the doors will be open from 11am.