Event National Museum of Scotland

David Ramsay, the King's Chief Clockmaker

13 Jan 2020
18:00-19:00

Auditorium

Free, Ticketed

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Curator Dr Tacye Phillipson and Dr John C Taylor OBE explore the story of David Ramsay of Scotland (royal clockmaker to James VI & I) and clockmaking from 1550–1750.

Location

Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Lothian Street.

Booking information

Book in person at our museums, call 0300 123 6789 or book online.

David Ramsay Scotus; de Heck engraver, London, James VI & I silver-gilt astronomical watch, c.1620. Image by kind permission of Dr. John C. Taylor OBE.

David Ramsay Scotus, London, silver and gilt oval watch, c.1620. Image by kind permission of Dr. John C. Taylor OBE.

David Ramsay Scotus; de Heck engraver, London, James VI & I silver-gilt astronomical watch, c.1620. Image by kind permission of Dr. John C. Taylor OBE.

John-Knibb,-Oxford,-signed-miniature-lantern-clock,-Date_-1669

John Knibb, Oxford, signed miniature lantern clock, Date: 1669. Image by kind permission of Dr. John C. Taylor OBE.

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

Map and directions

Access

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

 

  • The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors.
  • Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.

 

If you have any access requirements, please contact info@nms.ac.uk

In partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Header: David Ramsay Scotus; de Heck engraver, London, James VI & I silver-gilt astronomical watch, c.1620. Image by kind permission of Dr. John C. Taylor OBE.

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