2016-2017 Festivals

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Medieval Festival 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for Members and children 3 and under.

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations and activities.

Watch as J. Kenneth Leap paints and assembles stained glass windows by hand.

Learn about the art of manuscript illumination, and then see a Gutenberg-style printing press in action.

Enjoy music played on replica period instruments, and try spinning wool.

Learn about the influence of religion on medieval weaponry and cheer your favored knight in a sword battle.

Explore the galleries, take our cell phone audio tour, and rejuvenate at our Castle Café. Come in medieval costume and get a prize!

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st and 5th floors and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor. No strollers or backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

VIEW photos from the Medieval Festival.


Sacred Arts Festival 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Visit Glencairn Museum for our annual Sacred Arts Festival and experience religious art in the making. Witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, take a cell phone audio tour inside and outside the building, enjoy the stunning view from Glencairn’s tower and relax in the Castle Café.

Demonstrations include:

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st and 5th floors and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the 1st floor. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

Click here to see photos of past Sacred Arts Festivals.