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Centre for Open Learning: Georgian Scotland

18 Apr - 27 Jun 2024
11:00 - 13:00

Seminar Room, Learning Centre Level 4

£165 for 10 sessions (concessions available) 

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Black and white print of a crowd of people on a street surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie who is riding a horse.

Jacobite Revival print which possibly shows the Prince Charles's entrance to Edinburgh after Prestonpans, 19th century.

Jacobite Revival print which possibly shows the Prince Charles's entrance to Edinburgh after Prestonpans, 19th century.

National Museums Scotland are delighted to host a new term of University of Edinburgh Short Courses – a great way to explore our collections and their wider history with experts.

Georgian Scotland explores Scotland’s great changes and developments from 1714–1815. Making extensive use of National Museum Scotland’s collections, the course covers the Enlightenment and the growth of universities, trade, transportation and industry, as well as the impact of Jacobite rebellions and events overseas, from France and Spain to the American colonies.

This course will be led by Helen Rapport PGCE, M.A., PhD.

A medal with a depiction of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

One of a collection of Jacobite relics amassed by Sir John Hynde Cotton Prince Charles c.1750 (H.NT 251).



Portrait medallion of James Hutton, M.D., in opaque white glass on blue glass ground, in a black oval frame: Scottish, by J. Tassie, 1792 (A.1881.37.5).

The University of Edinburgh Short Courses are presented by the Centre for Open Learning. Full information is on the booking link above, or you can contact the Centre for Open Learning on 0131 650 4400 or

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Enter the museum from the main public entrances on Chambers Street.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

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We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • The Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge is an accessible entrance for visitors who have additional mobility requirements.
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

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