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Follow a Summerlee Relic Trail

Bar of pig iron (North Lanarkshire Council Museums and Heritage Service)
Follow the Summerlee Relic Trail to explore the area's past

Inspired by the CBBC series, Relic: Guardians of the Museum, the Relic Trail gives families a great reason to visit three museums during Easter.

The museums involved are Summerlee, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life at Coatbridge, Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling and Dumfries Museum.

The CBBC show, developed in partnership with the British Museum, challenges children to put their skill and ingenuity to the test and the Relic Trail will allow families to do exactly the same thing on their journey through the museum.

The trails are free and feature objects in the museum collection that have contributed to the BBC A History of the World project and website. Memory, reasoning and problem-solving are just some of the skills that families will need as they race against time to become successful relic hunters!

'Love the challenge'

Jamie Rea, executive producer, CBBC, said: "Bringing history to life was the inspiration for the CBBC series and these trails give families the chance to do just that as they discover the stories and personalities behind their local museum's collection. We hope that the families taking part will not only love the challenge of completing the Relic Trails but will also learn something new about the objects they encounter."

The Relic Trail is happening at Summerlee, the museum of Scottish Industrial Life at Coatbridge, the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling and Dumfries Museum throughout the Easter period.

Agatha from Relic: Guardians of the Museum
Follow in Agatha's footsteps as you take part in your own Relic Trail

The museum of Scottish Industrial Life, is open 1000 - 1700 each day.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 1030 - 1700 and Sundays 1400 - 1700.

Good Friday April 2 and Saturday April 3, 1000 - 1700, Easter Sunday April 4, 1400 - 1700 and Monday April 5, 1000 - 1700. Thereafter, the museum is open Monday - Saturday, 1000 - 1300, 1400 - 1700.

Help us

A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and museums across the UK. Inspired by the collaboration between the British Museum and BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects, museums around the country have teamed up with the BBC in their area and chosen objects from their own collections that reflect world history from both a local and global perspective.

More than 400 museums are already registered on the site. The British Museum has chosen 100 objects from its collection, hundreds of museums across the UK are adding theirs - and you can join in too.

Help us build a digital museum by adding an object that you own to this website. It needn't have any great monetary value, ordinary items can sometimes help tell extraordinary stories.

Just take a photo of something you own that you think tells us about a time, a place or a community. What part does your object play in a history of the world?




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