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Event National Museum of Scotland

BSL Access Evening: Beyond the Little Black Dress

15 Aug 2023
18:00 - 19:30

Special Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3

Standard exhibition entry prices apply

Age 8+ 

Entry to this event is via Lothian Street (not the Main Entrance on Chambers Street)

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Woman's Evening Dress. French, c. 1929.

Woman's Evening Dress. French, c. 1929.

Explore our Beyond the Little Black Dress exhibition supported by a Deaf-led tour of key objects. 

Part of Edinburgh Deaf Festival, join us after hours for a Deaf-led BSL tour of key objects in the Beyond the Little Black Dress exhibition  

From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, this exhibition deconstructs the little black dress and examines the radical power of the colour black in fashion. 

The tour will last around one hour with the chance to explore the exhibition independently afterwards.  

This event is particularly aimed at BSL users although we welcome all members of the D/deaf community and their family and friends. If you would like an English voiceover please email 

Recommended age 8+ 

Ticket details

Members Free
Adult £12 - £13
Over 60s £10 - £11
Student, Unemployed, Disabled*, Young Scot £7.50 - £8.50
Under 16s Free

*Carers of disabled people free.


  • Entry is via Lothian Street which has ramped access, not via the Main Entrance on Chambers Street.  
  • If you are in the museum prior to the event you will be asked to leave and re-enter the building via Lothian St 
  • A member of staff will be there to assist you upon arrival 
  • Lift access is available to the exhibition space 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please ask about availability with our Visitor Experience staff on arrival.  
  • Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum. 
  • Accessible toilets are available and there is a Changing Places (U) toilet – for access to this please see a member of staff.  
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. Water can be provided.  

Find out more about our access information 

If you require further information please contact

Getting here

Event entry will be through the rear entrance of the National Museum of Scotland on Lothian Street.

Plan your visit

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.  

Ticketing terms and conditions

National Museums Scotland have a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy. Please refer to our full Ticketing Terms and Conditions here. 

Part of the Edinburgh Deaf Festival.

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