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Celebrating Scotland's role in a history of the world

Bar of pig iron (North Lanarkshire Council Museums and Heritage Service)
Celebrate Scotland's contribution to world history at Summerlee

A Relic Trail of historical objects inspired by a Children's BBC TV series has been launched by Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.

The trail invites children and families to form teams to discover and observe a number of objects in a challenge inspired by the programme Relic: Guardians of the Museum.

Visitors will be encouraged to look at an item for a fixed amount of time before drawing it from memory, or strike a pose based on an exhibit, or decipher a code-based puzzle based on the exhibits in the museum's collection.

They include the Glenkirk Vase and the archaeological remains of Summerlee's iron works and blast furnace.

Inspiration

Jamie Rea, executive producer at CBBC, said the Relic Trail - which also appears in Dumfries Museum and the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling - would be a test of memory, reasoning and problem solving.

"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," said Jamie.

"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."

Exhibits in Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life also feature in the BBC's A History of the World project and website.




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