Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

Exhibition
National Museum of Scotland

Waterloo
After the battle

15 May - 27 Sep 2015
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.
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Event
National Museum of Scotland

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

14 Aug - 28 Aug 2015
19:30-22:30
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars at National Museum of Scotland.
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Event
National Museum of Rural Life

Go Wild in Summer

27 Jun - 16 Aug 2015
Our Go Wild in Summer holiday programme offers fun for active adventurers, from photography to den building, craft to bug hunting.
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