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Care and Learning Alliance (CALA)

35 Years of Play

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Care and Learning Alliance (CALA).



This exhibition highlights the value of play, drawing on a range of Care and Learning Alliance and others’ play experiences, toys and games – guaranteed to make you feel nostalgic.
7 December – 13 April 2024
1st Floor Foyer

35 Years of CALA
Care and Learning Alliance will take over the Community Gallery from January to April with an in-depth display about 35 Years of Play, presenting the views of children, parents and professionals including comparisons with then and now, the impact of play and play aspirations for the future.
16 January – 13 April 2024
Community Gallery


CALA Conference 2023
If you are interested in play, why not pop along to the CALA conference?  The theme Just Play explores how this is an essential component for the health, well-being and all round development of children, young people and adults. The conference is part of a series of play events taking place in the run-up to CALA’s 35th Anniversary in January 2024.  For further info or details on how to book click here.
7 December 2023, 9am-12.40pm
Spectrum Centre, Inverness

Save The Date!

Pop-Up Play with CALA
As part of their ‘Year of Play’ celebrations marking 35 years of serving families and communities across Highland, the Care and Learning Alliance team will be at the museum with dynamic pop-up play sessions from January to April. Keep an eye on our socials for further details.  Why not follow the Care and Learning Alliance on social media for their updates too?
Saturdays: 20 January/3 February/
2 March/ 30 March/13 April 2024
Throughout the museum