History events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming History events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Their Work Is Not Forgotten

Their Work Is Not Forgotten

8th June 2018 - 14th October 2018
Explore the past and present of political activism in Edinburgh in this new exhibition celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage. Read more
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
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. Read more
Braveheart’s Revenge

Braveheart’s Revenge

30th July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Don't miss 'Braveheart’s Revenge', the scariest, funniest journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, every day at the Edinburgh Dungeon! Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in August! Read more
Tea with ‘Mr Jenners’

Tea with ‘Mr Jenners’

10th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Enjoy a delicious full afternoon tea hosted by the shopkeeper of Scotland's oldest department store! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

21st August 2018
Come along to Lauriston Castle on 21st August and hear all about Corstorphine transport through the ages from Ian Anderson, Chairman of Corstorphine Trust. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

22nd August 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

22nd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
Forth Boat Trip with Invisible Superheroes

Forth Boat Trip with Invisible Superheroes

23rd August 2018
South Queensferry
Join us as part of the ICE 200 celebrations as we journey on the Maid of the Forth and visit the Forth Bridges on this great family evening out. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

23rd August 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum

23rd August 2018
Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion with Edinburgh International Magic Festival at the Fringe. Read more
Emily Brontë Bicentenary Celebration

Emily Brontë Bicentenary Celebration

24th August 2018
Join us at the City Art Centre for an entertaining, memorable, informative evening of music, readings and talk, in celebration of Emily Bronte. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

24th August 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

25th August 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. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

25th August 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

26th August 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. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

27th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

28th August 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

29th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

30th August 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
Doors Open Days West Lothian

Doors Open Days West Lothian

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Various Locations West Lothian
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across West Lothian! This year's event will be held on 1st & 2nd September! Read more
Mayhem in Long Dresses: The Scottish Suffragettes

Mayhem in Long Dresses: The Scottish Suffragettes

1st September 2018
Ajay Close will discuss the extraordinary characters who inspired her novel ‘A Petrol Scented Spring’. The event includes many original photographs. Read more
On Location: Blackness

On Location: Blackness

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Blackness Castle - Discover more about the rich history of the ship that never sailed and see how it is utilised today. Read more
David’s Tower

David’s Tower

2nd September 2018
Meet King David II of Scotland, son of Robert the Bruce, as he explains some of the history of Edinburgh Castle and David's Tower, the building that adorns the city’s coat of arms but is now lost. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

3rd September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Sub-Roman Glasgow

Sub-Roman Glasgow

3rd September 2018
At the centre of early mediaeval Glasgow may lie a Roman settlement possibly known as Cathures. Explore all the evidence in this compelling lecture at Lauriston Castle. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

4th September 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

4th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

6th September 2018
Join archaeologist Gordon Ewart for this lunchtime lecture where he will reveal some of the exciting finds and intriguing stories about Abbey Strand! Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

6th September 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

6th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

Scottish Clans and the Streets of Prestonpans

6th September 2018
Residents from East Lothian and beyond are invited to a series of events designed to tell the story of the connection between their names, their streets names and the Battle of Prestonpans. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

7th September 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

7th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
The Davidsons of Davidson’s Mains

The Davidsons of Davidson’s Mains

7th September 2018
Come and listen to a lecture on the Davidson family who were owners of the Muirhouse mansion and estate from 1776 until 1918. Read more
David’s Tower

David’s Tower

8th September 2018
Meet King David II of Scotland, son of Robert the Bruce, as he explains some of the history of Edinburgh Castle and David's Tower, the building that adorns the city’s coat of arms but is now lost. Read more
Doors Open Days Midlothian

Doors Open Days Midlothian

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Various Locations Midlothian
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Midlothian! This year's event will be held 8th & 9th September! Read more
Photography Tours: Family Day

Photography Tours: Family Day

8th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
To complement our In Focus: Scottish Photography exhibition, we are thrilled to be collaborating with Jessops who are offering a special photography tuition photo-walk family day on 8th September. Read more
The Abbey Uncovered

The Abbey Uncovered

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Join us for a weekend of fun and hands-on activities at the medieval Holyrood Abbey to uncover its history. Read more
WW1 at Lauriston Castle

WW1 at Lauriston Castle

8th September 2018
Learn about history in a very fun and interactive way at these WW1 re-enactments in the grounds and Castle. Read more
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

9th September 2018
Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day. Read more
The Prince’s Trusted Man

The Prince’s Trusted Man

11th September 2018 - 13th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and hear how John Roy Stewart raised his Edinburgh Regiment for Prince Charlie and the part he played in rebellion. Read more
‘A fair field and no favour’ Edinburgh Medical Women c.1869-1920

‘A fair field and no favour’ Edinburgh Medical Women c.1869-1920

13th September 2018
Celebrating the history of medical woman in Edinburgh, this talk discusses the careers of Edinburgh’s Medical women through the first fifty years of their acceptance into the profession. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

14th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age! Read more
Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade

Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade

15th September 2018
Come and watch the spectacular and colourful procession as the Battle of Prestonpans Commemorative Parade travels through the streets of Prestonpans on 15th September. Read more
Battle Of Prestonpans Re-enactment

Battle Of Prestonpans Re-enactment

15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Prestonpans
Enjoy a spectacular weekend of top-class living history and battle re-enactment displays when the annual East Lothian Battle Weekend returns to Prestonpans. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

15th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

16th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

17th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
Jacobite Secrets

Jacobite Secrets

19th September 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and meet a secret Jacobite lady and hear her tales of the 1715 and 1745 Risings. Read more
The 11th and 12th Dukes of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: Completion and Desertion

The 11th and 12th Dukes of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: Completion and Desertion

19th September 2018
This richly illustrated talk explores the important acquisitions of the 11th Duke of Hamilton and 12th Duke’s enormous debts which spelled the end of Hamilton Palace. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

20th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

21st September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

22nd September 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Mr Barton’s Theatricals

Mr Barton’s Theatricals

23rd September 2018
Join the Reid family and selected staff for a short play about John Law, convicted murderer, rogue, founder of the first national bank in France and one-time owner of Lauriston Hall! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

24th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

24th September 2018
Discover a rich forgotten heritage of chapbooks, fairy tales, fables, and more, as well as stories about the little readers who once held them in their hands. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

24th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

26th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

27th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Light in the Darkness: Hill & Adamson’s Pioneering Photography

Light in the Darkness: Hill & Adamson’s Pioneering Photography

27th September 2018
Join Anne Lyden as she explores the pioneering partnership of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, two Scottish photographers from the 1840s. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

28th September 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

29th September 2018
As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre. Read more
Doors Open Days Edinburgh

Doors Open Days Edinburgh

29th September 2018 - 30th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th! Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

29th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

30th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

2nd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

3rd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.

Sick Picts from the May Island Monastery: Disease and Healthcare in Early Medieval Scotland.

3rd October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle for a lecture on the lives and deaths of individuals during the early medieval period on the Isle of May! Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

4th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh

Sorley Maclean, Gaelic and Edinburgh

4th October 2018
Hear from Dr Peter Mackay in this lecture about Sorley Maclean, the greatest Gaelic poet of the twentieth century, and his deep relationship with Edinburgh. Read more
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

5th October 2018
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters. Read more
Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.

Discovering Georgian Lauriston: The House and its Neighbours West of Edinburgh.

6th October 2018
Dr Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish History for Glasgow Museums, gives this lecture on Georgian Lauriston. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

6th October 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

7th October 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

9th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

10th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

11th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

12th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

13th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

14th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

16th October 2018
Dr Billy Rough, HMS Unicorn's Learning and Engagement Officer, gives this lecture on one of the oldest ships in the world still afloat. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

17th October 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

18th October 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

19th October 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

23rd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

24th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

24th October 2018
Archaeological consultant Olwyn Owen will explore what happened when the Vikings came to Scotland and also the rich cultural legacy they left behind. Read more
Queen Margaret’s Castle

Queen Margaret’s Castle

25th October 2018 - 26th October 2018
Listen at Lady Edmund, who served at Queen Margaret's Court in Edinburgh Castle, tells her story. Read more
Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Edinburgh Ghost Stories

26th October 2018
Listen as Actor and writer Alex Staniforth unveils the phantoms of this ancient city at Lauriston Castle on 26th October. Read more
The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration

The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration

26th October 2018
As part of Museums at Night 2018, writer and historian Dr. Elaine Thomson will host an evening of history, performance and song celebrating Sophia Jex-Blake and the Edinburgh 7. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

27th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
The Morton Photographic Project: Exploring the Photographic Collections of the National Trust for Scotland

The Morton Photographic Project: Exploring the Photographic Collections of the National Trust for Scotland

27th October 2018
Ben Reiss, the Morton Photographic Curator, will share photographic discoveries made at properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Culzean Castle. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

28th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

29th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

30th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

1st November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

2nd November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

3rd November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

4th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
1918: Victory and Remembrance

1918: Victory and Remembrance

6th November 2018 - 8th November 2018
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

10th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

11th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

12th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

13th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

14th November 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

16th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

17th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Meet Me at Maules

Meet Me at Maules

19th November 2018
In this lecture Kathryn Henderson will give an overview of historical shops in Edinburgh, and unfold some of the stories around them. Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh

The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh

21st November 2018
In this fascinating lecture on 21st November, Gordon Wyllie will explore the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh Read more
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

23rd November 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

24th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

25th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories

Scottish Samplers: Hidden Histories

27th November 2018
This talk will be based around the exhibition Samplers: Embroidered Stories (National Museums Scotland, 26 Oct 2018-7 April 2019) which showcases a unique collection of Scottish samplers. Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

29th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more
The Early Life and Times of Robert Blomfield: The Making of a Street Photographer

The Early Life and Times of Robert Blomfield: The Making of a Street Photographer

30th November 2018
This talk by Robert Blomfield's brother Johnny will give an insight into the man behind the evocative images of Scotland’s urban landscape during the 1950s and 60s. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

1st December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

3rd December 2018 - 5th December 2018
It's 1573 and once more Edinburgh Castle is under siege! Meet the Barbersurgeon and see the tools of the surgical trade in his medical cabinet. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

7th December 2018
In this illustrated lecture Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, traces the career of Edwin G. Lucas and reveals the stories behind his intriguing artworks. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

8th December 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

9th December 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
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Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow. Read more

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