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Centre for Open Learning: Victorian Edinburgh

28 Sep - 7 Dec 2023
11:00 - 13:00

Seminar Room, Learning Centre Level 4

£180 for 10 sessions (concessions available) 

Black and white glass plate negative of the High Street, Edinburgh, in around 1896, photographed by George Jenkins.

Black and white glass plate negative of the High Street, Edinburgh, in around 1896, photographed by George Jenkins.

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.

Victorian Edinburgh considers the complex challenges and changes wrought in the period 1837–1901 within Scotland’s capital city. It examines examples of the economic, social and political context in which ‘Edinburghers’ lived, and assesses their responses to the most important Scottish, British and international events. 

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

Black and white glass lantern slide of a of a scene on the North Bridge, with Register House, Princes Street, in the background, Edinburgh, c. 1880 (SLA.C.23112).

Black and white glass plate negative of the Albert Memorial, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, in 1896, photographed by George Jenkins (SLA.C.17976).

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.

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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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