The Future Curators Group of Kildonan Museum are excited to be launching a new exhibition with material on-loan from National Museums of Scotland and Museum of the Isles at Armadale Castle and Gardens in Skye.
A Prince on the Run tells the story of how Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape was aided by Flora MacDonald and reveals the ancestral ties between South Uist and Napoleonic France.
The display features gifts exchanged between Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald as well as personal items of Jacques MacDonald, military leader of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The Young Curators group have researched these items and have reflected upon their stories and meaning.
This is the first exhibition of the Future Curators Group and we hope there will be many more in the future. Come along and be inspired by what they’ve revealed!
The exhibition will open from Wednesday 17th of April 2019.
On Thursday 8th November we will feature music from Lews Castle College music students, accordion player, Rachel Campbell from Oban and local piper and Gaelic singer, Chloe Steele.
Come along for a night of tunes and songs! 🎶
Thursday 8th November, 7.30pm, Kildonan Museum.
Entry by donation!
Tea, coffee, home-baking & raffle prizes available!
On the 28th of October, Kildonan cafe will be hosting a spooktacular Halloween set menu so please come along and try green macaroni cheese, spooky eyeball subs and green bug jelly cups etc 🤓🤡👻🧟♂️🧙🏼♂️🧟♀️🥜
If kids come along dressed up in Halloween costume they get a free trick or treat goody bags 😋 please come along between 12-4pm
The café is open from 11pm – 4pm, 7 days a week. Pop in for a cuppa!
Beautiful day in Uist and the museum and cafe have a lot of visitors today. We have had two listening posts installed – recordings in Gaidhlig and English – Bill Innes talking about four of the South Uist bards and Flora MacDonald talking about wool work.
Another enjoyable ceilidh and tea in Kildonan on the 8th of June. Thank you to Alister (MC) and all the artists who performed at the ceilidh!
Donald MacCormick, 14 Grenitote, North Uist has kindly lent us a variety of beautiful paintings by Dr. Kenneth Robertson which will be on display in the Archive Room.
The Museum opens for the season on Easter Sunday, 1st April.