Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

Level: S1-6
Cost: Free (For UK school groups) - must be pre-booked
Length of workshop: 10:30/12:30 (90 mins)
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Until 25 Nov 2018
Booking: Via the booking request form

Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day. From the days of the dance halls to the emergence of pop in an explosion of colour in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, Rip It Up features global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers.

This exhibition is suited to Music and Scottish Studies pupils. Curriculum Links can be found in the Teachers Notes.

Download Teachers' Notes to accompany the exhibition here. Once you have booked a visit with us, you can also request a free pre-visit to help you plan your day, or attend our Teachers' Private View.

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop – Teachers' Private View

Thursday 6 September
16:30-18:30
National Museum of Scotland

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day, from Lonnie Donegan to Young Fathers. In this Private View for teachers, you'll hear from Stephen Allen, Head of Learning & Programmes and the exhibition's curator, about some of the behind-the-scenes moments of putting the exhibition together and more about the social and cultural influences displayed by songs, bands and genres in the exhibition. Staff from City Music Tours and St Cecilia's Hall will share their knowledge and insights on Scottish music, and you'll find more about our Scottish Popular Music study days for secondary music pupils. You'll also get the chance to explore the exhibition after hours.

Spaces are limited and we do expect this event to be fully booked. Book your free place now online.

Other related sessions

We also offer Rip It Up: Popular Music Study Days or Rip It Up: Portrait Photography.

If you are a Primary teacher or class, please visit our dedicated Rip It Up Exhibition Visit (P1-7) page.

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