As part of this years Penicuik Arts Festival crafters will be transforming the training centre for a craft fair and demonstrations of a range of crafts including weaving, spinning, felting, knitting and Letter cutting in stone. This free event is a fun day out for all of the family. To find out more about the other activties happening as part of the Penicuik Arts Festival click here.
On Saturday 8th September 2012 Penicuik House will be open to visitors as part of the European wide Doors Open Day scheme. This event has proved popular with visitors over the years with a chance to visit the new training centre that has been created within the ruin of Penicuik House and find out how building work to the ruin has been progressing.There will be activties throughout the day for all ages with demonstrations of traditional building techniques and children's craft activties. Tours of Penicuik House and the surroundings will also take place.
On Tuesday 18th September our project archaeologist Jenni Morrison will be offering the chance to tour the ruin and learn about the techniques used in building archaeology and how these can help us to better understand old buildings. Further details can be found on the training and events section of this site, places are limited so do contact us or book a place online.
For further information about Doors Open Day events in the Midlothian area please click here.