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The objects in Inverness Museum are from thousands of years of Highland life. To find out what people in the past are like we look at the things they leave behind. Personal objects – like jewellery and clothes - are a really good way of comparing how people in the past are different (or similar!) to people today.
Pick up one of the Museum maps at reception. You can use the areas marked on this map to help you with your mission.
Your Mission is to Time-travel from the Bronze Age to modern times investigating people’s personal objects:
Find Bronze Age belongings → Create Pictish Symbols → Dress a Jacobite → Peek inside Mrs Rollo’s Kitchen
TASK 1: FIND BRONZE AGE BELONGINGS
Location: Areas 2 & 3
The People of the Bronze Age lived around 4000 years ago. Like today the people of the Bronze Age enjoyed wearing jewellery. Their jewellery doesn’t look quite like ours today because they did not have the technology we have and had to make things by hand.
Can you find what the hand-made Bronze Age items shown in section 1 of your Explorer Pack Age are?
What were they made from?
TASK 2: CREATE PICTISH SYMBOLS
Location: Areas 3 & 4
Picts were the largest tribe in Dark Age Scotland – over 1000 year ago! They had a unique (not like anyone else) style of drawing symbols on stone, metalwork and jewellery.
• Look at the examples all around you and create your own Pictish-style symbol of an animal.
Hint: You can find examples of Pictish animal drawings like the Wolf Stone to get you started.
• Identify yourself like a Pict. Write your name in Ogham script – the Pictish language.
Hint: look for the ‘Pict’ board which has the Ogham alphabet for you to use.
Tip: Don’t forget you can draw on the back of your Explorer Pack.
TASK 3: DRESS A JACOBITE
Location: Areas 10 & 11
In this part of the museum there are lots of facts to find out about people known as Jacobites. They fought many battles against the Government in the 1700s.
· In your Explorer pack name and colour in the personal items a Jacobite might have carried into battle using examples you find in the museum.
TASK 4: PEAK INSIDE MRS ROLLO'S KITCHENLocation: Area 16
In the 1920’s the kitchen was the heart of every home – much like today. In the museum you will find a life-size example of Mrs Rollo’s kitchen. She lived in Inverness with her family in 1925. Below is a list of activities that took place in this kitchen. What can you see in the kitchen that would be used for each activity? There may be more than one!
The weekly bath!
These Missions were produced in Partnership with Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
What was the name of the street in Inverness that Mrs Rollo and her family lived on?
Complete this mission, answer this question, win Inverness Time-Traveller badge.
Discover Explore has been built by The Workshop. It is part of Discovering Places which is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor
Discovering Places is delivered in partnership between The Heritage Alliance and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Original artwork by Tom Morgan-Jones & The Geography Collective.