In addition to family and school workshops and events, Shetland Museum and Archives learning team have developed a range of activities for pre-school children.

Mootie Moose

Mootie Moose is a loveable mouse puppet who helps children between 2 ½ and 5 years old explore and learn about Shetland’s heritage and culture.

Using a combination of story-telling in the galleries, arts and crafts activities in the learning room and sing-a-long songs, children are introduced to difference subjects such as ‘Victorian Washday’, ‘Lovely Lighthouses’ and ‘Peerie Boats’. Topics are often seasonally themed to tie in with cultural events such as Up Helly Aa.

See EVENTS LISTINGS for details of the next Mootie Moose sessions.

Peerie Moots

‘Peerie Moots’ is an activity session designed for toddler groups. Established clubs, or informal groups are welcome, with up to 20 children per session. Themes include ‘Going Potty’, ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘On the Croft’ for one hour sessions which include a mini tour, arts and crafts activities and play sessions.

These are run at a fixed price per group and full details can be downloaded in our Peerie Moots Leaflet.