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Edinburgh’s largest ever inventory project launched as ‘Auld Reekie is Retold’

'Auld Reekie Retold' has been officially launched by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. This will be the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history and, over the course of three years, the...

Edinburgh’s museums and galleries are ready to welcome visitors #MuseumsAreGo

Visitor attractions in Edinburgh, including the museums and galleries, have dusted off their collections and are opening their doors to welcome visitors back.  Like many visitor attractions across the country, museums and galleries have been...
Lauriston Castle Christmas Launch

Lauriston Castle welcomes a very Edwardian Christmas

You are invited to the historic Lauriston Castle to step back in time for a very special Christmas celebration with the new Edwardian Christmas Tours at the Castle and grounds.The stunning stately rooms throughout...

Fall in Love with Scotland’s Museums during the Royal Wedding weekend

Festival of Museums 18-20 May 2018 If you haven’t received your invitation to the Royal wedding, the Festival of Museums has a host of activities to keep you busy over the royal weekend. Over 100...

Emu Last out the Door at the Museum of Childhood

Staff prepare Museum for 5-Month Refurbishment ClosureCurators have been packing away hundreds of artefacts, including dolls, toy cars and an Emu Puppet (pictured), as the Museum of Childhood closes for refurbishment. Opened in 1955 as...
Museum of Childhood Exhibition

Museum of Childhood’s Summer Exhibition – It’s Alive!

Mechanical Marvels are moving in to The Museum of ChildhoodEdinburgh City Council’s Museum of Childhood plays host this summer to 40 special clockwork characters in a free exhibition from the House of Automata. Opening on...

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Museums and Libraries – Spaces for Literacy

Tony Marx, the President of the New York Public Library, likes to tell a story about Polish telephone directories; it's a story a colleague told him when he suggested getting rid of a roomful...

Edinburgh University graduate to chair museum charity

Kids in Museums – the foremost charity working with children and young people in museums and cultural attractions – has appointed Sandie Dawe MBE as the new Chair. Sandie has recently stepped down as chief...

Child curators takeover city’s museums today

Today is 'Takeover Day Scotland' in Museums across the nation, including the Museum of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland. It is the first day on which museums are taken over by children who are...

Robert Louis Stevenson readings on Sunday

“In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands...

Museums take their exhibitions to the people

Oaklands Care Home and Day Centre, 35 Canaan Lane, Morningside was celebrating the opening yesterday of an exhibition put together by older people and volunteers as part of the Museums Alive initiative.Councillor Paul Edie, Health...

Holiday arrangements over Easter

As Edinburgh gears up for the Easter holiday period and one reportedly very special wedding - most facilities and buildings are operating as normal.The Easter holiday falls on 22 April and 25...

Funding announced for museums and galleries

Details of the latest cash awards for Recognised Collections have been announced by Museums Galleries Scotland. Seven Scottish museums whose collections are of National Significance will directly benefit from funding amounting to more than...


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