Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

About Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd Jun 2018 to 25th Nov 2018
10am - 5pm
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
see listing for details
Visit the event website here
Follow NtlMuseumsScot on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

#RipItUp

From the days of the dancehalls to the emergence of pop in an explosion of colour in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition will feature global stars and independent local heroes from pop's early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers.

Artists and bands to be featured include Lonnie Donegan, Gerry Rafferty, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lulu, The Rezillos, Midge Ure, Simple Minds, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers, and many more. The exhibition will be brought to life through original stage outfits and instruments, many loaned by the artists themselves, plus memorabilia, props, film and, of course, music.

A three-part BBC TV series along with digital and radio content will bring another dimension to the story through the voices of those who made the music, those who witnessed it from behind the scenes, and the fans who lived for it.

Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3

Members: free
Adult: £10
Concession:* £8
Child (12–15): £7 (under 12s free)
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount

Image: Midge Ure, with items he is lending to the exhibition, including material related to Live Aid and his hit single ‘Vienna’. Photo © Neil Hanna.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at National Museum of Scotland

Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April.
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

17th May 2018 - 4th August 2018
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st July 2018 - 31st July 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in July!

Exhibitions Events you might like...

MCN Scottish Festival
MCN Scottish Festival
21st Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.
Eight Artists
Eight Artists
21st Jul 2018 - 28th Jul 2018
Gallery 23, Edinburgh West
Eight Artists have come together to display their range of artwork at Gallery 23 from 21st to 28th July.
Reflections Exhibiton
Reflections Exhibiton
27th Jul 2018 - 29th Jul 2018
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
Jill Ashforth's next exhibition, Reflections...moments in time, will feature new paintings and a video poem, Dawn and Dusk.

History Events you might like...

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
21st July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special
22nd July 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special.
Arthur’s Adventure
Arthur’s Adventure
23rd July 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Music Events you might like...

Del Amitri
Del Amitri
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Average White Band
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Average White Band
21st July 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
One of the best Festival gigs of recent years was Average White Band’s triumphant 2016 show, and they are back in Edinburgh at Festival Theatre for the Jazz and Blues Festival.

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Del Amitri
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Goddess
Comic storytelling show based on writer/performer Jacqueline Haigh's true experiences of working as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour.
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October!
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »