Children become Roman soldiers at Glens Museum

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Children visiting the Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir have had the opportunity to become a Roman soldier.

The youngsters also were able to make their own ‘Freedom of Kirriemuir’ scroll.

During week one children viewed the scroll, which gave Sir J.M. Barrie the ‘Freedom of Kirriemuir’ in 1930, and they then designed their own scroll.

Children became Roman soldiers and made their own helmets and shields during week two.

There are workshops during each week of the summer holidays, which include designing and making your own coat of arms, dressing up in World War Two costumes and learning about life during rationing.

There is also a dino dig and the museum takes a look at Victorian mystery objects.

All activities are free of charge and take place on Fridays between 1 and 2 pm.

Booking is essential and can be done online at or by contacting the Gateway on 01575 575479.

Activities are open to all ages, but under eights need to bring an adult with them.

Activities take place in the upper gallery of the museum, accessed only by stairs.