Schools at the Crannog

The Scottish Crannog Centre welcomes your class onto our site to explore the Iron Age!

We cater to school groups of all ages, and as part of the visit, we completely close the site to visitors to give the pupils the freedom they need to explore and learn.

We excel at engaging pupils by having multiple small groups and a huge variety of hands-on learning activities throughout the day. These can vary from wire jewellery and pottery making to handling two thousand-year-old artefacts and boar hunting! All of these are set into the context of the curriculum and can be tailored to specific topics upon request.

Further to this, we have the capacity to design introductory and pre-visit classes to set the tone and get the pupils ready for their day out at the Crannog Centre.

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” I arranged for my school class to visit the Crannog Centre. The staff were extremely accommodating and closed the museum to the public so that we could have exclusive use of the whole site. The day was so well organized and the staff and volunteers were knowledgeable and helped the children see the elements of life in the Iron Age. The hands-on activities were engaging and everyone came away from the day having learned a lot.

The centre is a great way to learn about the past and it was probably one of the best school visits I have ever attended.

Thank you so much for a great day! “

– Isla Primary School