Discovery Zones

The Discovery Zones project provided 18 multi-sensory activities, within the National Museum of Scotland. The aim was to enhance the learning potential of the permanent galleries that they sit within, and to support social learning for 5 to 12-year-old children. The activities have proved very popular leading to additional activities being added, including adult-sized dressing-up clothes and a working model trebuchet. Their five-year planned life has been extended indefinitely. Topics included:

Pictish stone carving




Renaissance carving

investigating archaeological finds

reconstructing a pot


arms and armour

music and dance


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