Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
In Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join us for a new exhibition at John Sinclair House where we showcase fantastic material from the HES archives.
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for Jacobite inspired music every Thursday in September to coincide with the 275th anniversary of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s stay at the Palace!
Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse every Friday in September, for a short talk with readings exploring how Walter Scott portrayed the Jacobite cause in his novels!
Discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's unusual escape over the sea to Skye in this drop-in family activity and make your very own paper boat fit for a prince!
Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with maps and islands in this exhibition stretching across four centuries of cartography from Scotland and around the world.
Come see the Leith History Mural in a whole new LIGHT when it returns for a run of 10 nights from 25th September!
As part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day Trinity House will be opening its doors and welcoming you to this wonderful gem of Leith.
This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.
Back by popular demand our Curator returns to investigate Edinburgh’s 19th century ‘medical detectives’ as part of our Surgeons Hall Museums On Demand lecture series.
Join Les Danses Antiques for this half-day online event to experience life in the Scottish capital in 1745!
Explore Linlithgow Palace with Deaf historian John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Walk in the footsteps of the great Victorian polymath, Patrick Geddes, who made his home in St James court and shaped the community and gardens of the Old Town.
Join the Old Town Caddies as they take you for a tour of Auld Reekie in story, song and rhyme!
Hear the fascinating but littleknown stories of Edinburgh’s deep connections with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean over the past 500 years.
Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.
From Surgeons’ Hall Museum to death in the Arctic; Prof Ken Donaldson explores the history of Harry Goodsir and the Franklin Expedition as part of the On Demand online lecture series.
Back by popular demand, join Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown on Thursday 18th June for a fun evening of history and wine!
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focussing on our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish art in the 1920s.
Dr Saeko Yazaki discusses the vibrant intellectual and cultural exchange between Japan and Glasgow in the 1870s.
This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks and communities in their adopted country.
Join Dr Samuel Gallacher for a talk on Broughton House & Garden. The property is home to many of the paintings and photographs on display in the exhibition E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.
This lecture offers fresh insights into a fascinating artist. Dr Helen Scott is Curator of Fine Art at the City Art Centre, and author of Mary Cameron: Life in Paint.
In this talk, Lily Barnes will pull back the curtain on the intricacies of working hands-on with historic photographs.
Join us at City Art Centre for a special half day workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
Marianne Fossaluzza, a PhD student in Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, gives this lecture on The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work.
The 1920s was a period of contrasts: This lecture explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade.
This talk given by Alice Strang will focus on the women artists proposed and seconded for election by male allies, including Dorothy Johnstone, Cecile Walton and John Duncan.
Join us for a BSL signed tour of Lauriston Castle and step back in time as you experience life in Edwardian Edinburgh!
This talk will give a brief introduction of jazz as a style of music and explore the different instruments played in a typical jazz band of the 1920s.
Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, provides a tour of the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s.
Murdo Macdonald gives this talk on Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie at City Art Centre on Thursday 3rd June.
Join Jonathan Wild, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, for this talk on the design and illustration of books during the Edwardian period.
It's the year 1916 with Mr and Mrs Reid planning a major event to raise money to support the conduct of the war. Walk through the Castle on a special tour watching the performance unfold.
This talk at Lauriston Castle explores the rich heritage of Leith and its unique identity.
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors around fascinating Lauriston Castle.
The joint speakers will outline the chequered history of Leith Theatre, where it is now and where it might go in the future.
This lecture will set Charles H. Mackie’s art in the context of his life. His Scottish artistic roots underpinned his engagement with French art and continental ideas.
Ash Pryce is a stage mentalist and founder of the Edinburgh Skeptics society. In his first traditional lecture in more than a decade, he will be looking at the world of the Victorian Occult.
Join Jennifer Melville, Head of Curatorial & Conservation Services at the National Trust for Scotland, for this lecture at Lauriston Castle!
This lecture explores the journey of The Dardenelles - Edinburgh's Royal Scots Territorials - who were the first waves of the seaborne offensive that aimed to end WW1.
What can Archaeology tell us about the world’s most popular sport? Archaeology Scotland will discuss some of its and others recent work on the archaeology and history of Football.
Join us for a tour of our Charles H. Mackie exhibition which will have a BSL interpreter present.
Come along for a talk from archaeologist Doug Rocks-Macqueen about recent excavations of pineries in the Lothians and Falkirk!
This lecture given by Belinda Thomson, Honorary Professor in art history at the University of Edinburgh, examines the influences of French Art in the work of Charles H. Mackie.
Join Jane Neil-MacLachlan, writer and novelist under the pen name of Jane Tulloch, for this lecture on Hydropathic institutions in Scotland in the 19th Century!
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light exhibition!
Vicky Garrington shares some key pieces from Edinburgh Museums & Galleries large and important costume collection.
This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.
Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!
This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.
Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
This is a 2.5-3 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!
Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!
Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!
The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!
Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic creation, Holmwood House, will reopen on Saturdays from 12th September until the end of October!
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2020 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October!
The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!
Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September 2021!
Tenement Through Time is a new, innovative and interactive exhibition which explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971!
Visitors to the Tolbooth Lanark will be able to enjoy a 'blast from the past' with the 'Shop Local' exhibition, a display of advertising material from former Lanark Shops!
Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.
Are you interested in recent history? Researchers in French studies at the University of Stirling have launched a new free online course called ‘Remembering Empire' and it's open to everyone.
Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Explore Stirling Castle with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Join The National Wallace Monument on Sunday 11th October as it marks the Anniversary of the Lübeck Letter with an online presentation by Liane Cumming and Michael Cooper!