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Gaelic Week Edinburgh

22 Feb - 25 Feb 2023

Gaelic-English road sign located by the Old Bridge over the River Sligachan on Skye.

Gaelic-English road sign located by the Old Bridge over the River Sligachan on Skye.

Enjoy live music and storytelling during Gaelic Week | Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland. Running from 20-26 February, the wider festival celebrates the theme of “Coming Together / A’ Tighinn Còmhla”, inspired by post-pandemic recovery. 

Thigibh ann airson ceòl agus sgeulachdan aig Taigh-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba rè Seachdain na Gàidhlig | Dùn Èideann. A’ ruith 20-26 Gearran, bidh an fhèis nas farsainge a’ dèanamh fèill air a’ chuspair “Coming Together / A’ Tighinn Còmhla”, air a bhrosnachadh le ath-shlànachadh an dèidh a’ ghalair mhòir-sgaoilte. 

Colour photo of a portrait of two people from the shoulders up. A man is on the left and a woman is on the right. The back ground is turquoise colour, probably wallpaper.

Josie Duncan and Owen Sinclair

Join folk musicians Josie Duncan and Owen Sinclair for a family-friendly performance of traditional Gaelic song with vocal harmonies and story-telling arrangements.

Thig còmhla ris an luchd-ciùil dùthchail Josie Duncan agus Owen Sinclair airson cuirm-chiùil  dha theaghlaichean de dh’òrain thraidiseanta Ghàidhlig le co-sheirm gutha agus aithris sgeulachdan.

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Magic Carpet Gaelic Special

Join us at the National Museum of Scotland for a special Gaelic Magic Carpet session.

Thig còmhla rinn aig Taigh-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba airson seisean sònraichte Gàidhlig Magic Carpet.

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Traditional Tunes for Tiny People

Enjoy traditional Gaelic songs and stories in a fun, interactive performance specially designed for little ones and their grown-ups.

Òrain is sgeulachdan traidiseanta Gàidhlig ann an taisbeanadh spòrsail, eadar-obrachail a chaidh a chur ri chèile a dh’aona-ghnothach airson clann bheag agus an inbhich.

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Visiting safely

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. 

Visit our Family Hub page for all you need to know for a great family visit to the museum.


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

  • 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 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. 
  • Find out more about our access information. 
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