There was a youthful look about the staff running Elgin Museum yesterday.
Pupils from Mosstowie School took over all aspects of the attraction for the morning.
Kian Bremner, 12, and Eden Inckle-Sharp, 11, eagerly greeted visitors as they came through the door.
Kian said: “Welcome to Elgin Museum. Are you interested in a guided tour?”
From answering the phones, showing guests the exhibits and running the museum’s social media, the pupils did it all.
The children ran special pop-up exhibitions about World War II, fossils and the medieval age.
Carla Burnett, 10, said: “It’s quite fun to tell people about Vikings and show them all the different things about them.”
A table was set up showing fossils dating back millions of years.
Tyler Green, 10, pointed out all the ancient exhibits and explained what they had originally been.
The pupils had special classes at school to prepare them for the day so they had all the facts at their fingertips to answer visitors’ queries.
Museum education officer, Di Hannah, helped the children and school mascot Mossie the Hedgehog run the attraction’s social media for the day.
Mrs Hannah said: “This is the first time we have tried this. The bar has been set very high for future schools.”
The idea behind the takeover was to encourage pupils to develop their social skills.
Mosstowie School head teacher, Garry Forgie, said: “The children have planned it all themselves, from thinking about different jobs and tasks to the exhibits. They have been really keen.”