Weekend tours take families back in time through art, architecture and hands-on activities
BRYN ATHYN, MONTGOMERY CO, PA (26 MAY 2016)—A museum—like a time machine—is where the present meets the past. Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn offers families a one-hour adventure in ancient Egypt, Greece and medieval Europe accessed via the museum’s unique collection and children’s curiosity.
A mix of art, history, world cultures, science, math and comparative religion, the ‘Time Travelers’ guided one-hour tour includes hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, coins and compasses that lead to a voyage of discovery through the halls and rooms of Glencairn Museum.
The museum provides a backpack with supplies for each youngster—participants provide their sense of adventure and deductive skills.
The ‘Time Travelers’ tour is offered most Saturdays and Sundays at 1:45pm; reservations are strongly recommended because space is limited. ‘Time Travelers’ tours are also available by appointment. The tour is recommended for ages 5 through 12 and requires one adult for every three children.
‘Time Travelers’ admission fees: $10 adults, $8 seniors 65+ & students with I.D., half price for Glencairn Museum Basic members, no charge for Gold and Patron members and children 3 and under. Other prices apply for tours by appointment.
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GLENCAIRN MUSEUM, a National Historic Landmark and part of the Bryn Athyn Historic District (including Cairnwood, built 1892-95, and Bryn Athyn Cathedral, 1913-19), houses a collection of religious art and artifacts from around the world and serves as a museum of the history of religion. Glencairn itself, built in the Romanesque style between 1928 and 1939 by Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn for their family’s home, was given to the Academy of the New Church in 1980 after Mildred Pitcairn’s death. A public treasure, Glencairn Museum now offers tours that depict world religious history as well as glimpses into the family’s personal life. The Museum also offers art and object exhibits, workshops, concerts, seasonal programs and its popular annual “Christmas in the Castle” tour featuring outstanding examples of Nativity art. For more on the Museum or becoming a member: 267.502.2600, info@GlencairnMuseum.org or www.GlencairnMuseum.org.