The Museum has a dedicated family gallery, runs free events throughout the year and during school holidays, and has a range of activity trails and booklets.

The park includes a children’s play area and a family friendly café ‘T On The Green’.

Boys in dragon costumes outside Bruce Castle Museum

Dragons @ the Castle 

Discover fantastical creatures and magical beasts as we uncover the stories behind dragons, unicorns, and snakestones.

Knights and Dragons

  • Saturday 28 January. Drop-in, 1.30 - 3.30pm
  • Sunday 29 January. Drop-in, 1.30 - 3.30pm

Head to our little explorers gallery to dress up as a knight or dragon, and then get crafting in our activity room to make a shiny sword or shield ready to do battle at the Castle!

This activity is suitable for ages 3 to 8 years old.

Boy playing with giant chess set outside Bruce Castle Museum

Little Explorers Gallery 

Our Little Explorers gallery has re-opened! Drop-in to the gallery during opening hours to explore our interactives, dress-up in costume, read a book, or try a puzzle.

Our dedicated family gallery is aimed at parents and carers with children aged 3-8 years old. 

Organised groups e.g. nurseries, play-centres etc. will only be admitted to the gallery if they have pre-booked through our education team.  

There may occasionally be a wait for the gallery if an educational session is taking place.

Girl reading a book about castles outside Bruce Castle Museum

Trails and activity booklets 

Discover more about the house and grounds with our family friendly activity booklets. 

Mystery Manor  

Meet Wilbur the Wyvern, a dragon-like creature who sits on Bruce Castle. In this sticker activity booklet, Wilbur will guide you around his home to explore the mysteries of the manor house. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Bruce Castle Tree Trail  

Explore the beautiful grounds of Bruce Castle Park and the creatures and mini-beasts who call it home! The booklet contains a range of hands-on activities perfect for children who love getting outdoors and exploring nature. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Family trail booklet with magnifying class