Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
Come along to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and here the tales about some of Scotland's mythical monarchs in our drop-in talks this November!
December 5th is the 275th anniversary of the Jacobite Council of War at Derby and is being marked by an online talk to introduce ‘Reminiscences of a Jacobite’, published this month by Birlinn.
Join the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Wednesday 9th December to uncover the past and present of festive maladies!
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 by Dr Elizabeth Darling offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh.
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.
It’s the year 1905 and The Reids of Lauriston Castle, at the forefront of modern technology, have invited some guests to Lauriston in order to showcase these latest innovations!
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!
Dr Antonia Laurence Allen will share collections, stories and projects from properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Tenement House at Lauriston Castle on 19th August.
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.
Join Ash Pryce, stage mentalist and former Ghost Tour Guide, as he tells tales of Edinburgh’s old and ghostly world!
It’s the year 1923. Join Mrs Reid, her housekeeper Mrs Mackay and her steward and friend, John Fairleyus as they reflect on the many interesting people connected with the house and estate!
This talk offers a different account of urban reform in Edwardian Edinburgh. It explores the many people who worked together to change the living conditions of the communities in the city’s Old Town
This talk given by Jim Scanlon, a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society, will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.
Join Scots at War for an interactive family experience where you can join Scotland's army of yesterday- today!
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.
William McGonagall has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language’. Join Scots actor Jock Ferguson for an evening of anecdotes and stories and a wee dram in betwe
This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.
This talk explores the ‘gists, the ‘gettes and the fight for female emancipation, viewed by some as a campaign and by others as a war.
Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!
This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.
Fraser Parkinson will illustrate the rich heritage of Leith through photographs, showing the history and changing face of Leith from the mid-1850s to the present day.
In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.
Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips.
Join us for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
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!
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!
Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Join Professor Gerry Carruthers for the opening lecture of the 2021 St Mungo Festival: Mediaeval Glasgow in Scottish Literature.
St Mungo Festival presents an online presentation of the manuscript of the life of Glasgow's patron saint written by Jocelyn of Furness in the twelfth century.
Discover the stories behind the symbols of the City of Glasgow as part of the 2021 St Mungo Festival!
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!
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.