This exhibition showcases the development of romantic visions of Scotland and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Classes: P1–7
Cost: £3 per pupil (accompanying adults free of charge). Please note, this booking rate is available for UK school groups.
Timings: 10:30/11:30/12:30 (60 mins)
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your allocated time slot)
Dates available: 26 June – 10 November 2019

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How should I prepare my pupils?

You will be booked in to visit the exhibition at a specific time. At this time, please make your way to the exhibition on Level 3 of the Museum. Staff at the entrance will check you in on arrival. You then have the remaining time to explore the exhibition with your pupils. We suggest splitting into smaller groups, each accompanied by an adult, to explore the exhibition.

You can book a free pre-visit to the exhibition to assist with planning your visit.

What will we do?

It is up to you how you explore the exhibition with your pupils. We will have some suggested activities in our teachers' notes.

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

From the Romantic movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries to Queen Victoria’s highland idyll at Balmoral, Wild and Majestic considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world, expressed through highland and military dress, royal visits, art, literature and the beginnings of the Scottish tourism industry.

Download our teachers notes:

Wild and Majestic Teacher and Adult Helper Notes

Fiadhaich Glòrmhor Notaichean do Thidsearan is Luchd-taic

 

If you are an overseas school group, or a group such as Brownies, Scouts, etc, please contact groups@nms.ac.uk to book your visit. 

Secondary class? Visit this page instead.

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