Discover how herbs were used in the Middle Ages, train for a medieval battle, apprentice to become a scribe, stonemason, or stained-glass artist, and explore the religious beliefs and practices of Europe in the Middle Ages in this choose-your-own-adventure style tour. Collect all six badges by completing each of the different paths, and become a Glencairn Museum Adventurer! Suitable for families and children grades 3 to 8 and up.
Participants in this tour receive a booklet describing the adventures, each distinguished by a color and a shape.
Collect all six adventures badges: Herb Genius, Brilliant Knight, Perfectly Pious, Certified Scribe, Stained-Glass Master, and Expert Stonemason.
Not ready to take on a full adventure just yet? Try Glencairn’s Adventure Seek & Find, a part of the Family Adventure Tour. Suitable for families and children grades K to 3.
Both options make use of Great Hall, armory, and balcony, as well as Glencairn’s medieval herb garden outside, weather and season permitting. Whether you choose just one path, all six, or the Adventure Seek & Find, you will get up close with medieval art and objects on the first floor.
Reservations are strongly recommended for the Family Adventure Tour; walk-ins accommodated as possible. Click here or call 267.502.2990.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday through Friday 1:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm
$8 per person Children/Adults/Seniors
Free for Museum Members/Children 3 & under
$2 per person for PA ACCESS/Museums 4 All cardholders
Free for Blue Star Families (active-duty military & families)
Free for Library Pass cardholders
Max 10 people per time slot
For larger groups: contact Amy Glenn, 267.502.2962
Family Adventure Tour specific accessibility information:
This tour is self-guided with a Museum staff member available for assistance.
Tour materials are available in digital and paper formats.
The Adventure Seek & Find is suitable for grades K-3, the Adventure Tour is suitable for grades 3-8+.
Both the Adventure Seek & Find and the Adventure Tour include use of the Great Hall balcony. The balcony is accessible via 21 stone steps, and by the use of the elevator.
The balcony has one step along its length. This step sits in a narrow opening of 24 inches.
The Great Hall is accessible via 3 steps and via an outdoor, paved ramp.
The Medieval Herb adventure is seasonal and is outdoors. It includes use of a planted herb garden which is accessible via 11 stone steps, or a stone path and 7 stone steps.
For information about accessibility at Glencairn Museum https://glencairnmuseum.org/accessibility.
Please review Glencairn’s up-to-date visiting guidelines at GlencairnMuseum.org before making your plans. https://glencairnmuseum.org/new-visiting-guidelines.