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Gilded Balloon presents Night at the Museum

Join the greats of comedy from across the globe as they strive to blur the lines between arteFACT and arteFICTION in a wholly improvised set, prompted by the historical artefacts housed in the National Museum of Scotland’s archives!

The National Museum of Scotland has an archive of over 12 million pieces. Any piece could be selected. Watch as a rotating line-up of festival-favourite comedians try and find the funny among them, set against the dazzling backdrop of the awe-inspiring National Museum of Scotland. History, comedy, and midnight mayhem collide in this after-hours mash-up of time-spanning proportions.

This unrehearsed show-and-tell might not be historically – or even culturally – accurate but it’s guaranteed to be utterly entertaining. With different comedians taking to the stage each night to deliver their unscripted, uneducaTED talks on some of Scotland’s most cherished relics, what could possibly go wrong…?

The full, fabulous, and final line-up of the greatest comics from across the Fringe’s past, present, and future will be unveiled in July!




Venue: The Museum – Auditorium

Time: 4th-13th 22:30 (23:30), 19th-27th 00:00 (01:00)

Dates: 6th – 13th, 19th – 20th, 26th – 27th August, Previews 4th & 5th

Tickets:  Previews £6, Weekdays £10, Weekends £12