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Museum Late: A Highland Fling

1 Nov 2019
19:30–22:30

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Don your finest tartan and get ready for a reel good time at our next Museum Late.

Pricing

Adults £20, Members & Conc. £18*, Students £12**
*Over 60s, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people go free.
**Students with valid student ID, NUS or Young Scot card.

Group ticket offer
Six tickets are available for the price of five when booking together as a group. 

Booking information

Age 18+, Ticket includes admission to Wild and Majestic exhibition.

Access and useful event information 

Featuring a foot-stomping ceilidh in the Grand Gallery, our biggest ever silent disco and entry to our special exhibition, Wild and Majestic. Have a go on a bagpipe, be chilled by some spooky tales, or fling yourself into some Highland dancing. Enjoy a night out with a difference in the most spectacular venue in Edinburgh, hosted by comedian Scott Gibson.

The photo booth at our Museum Late: Fringe Fridays 2019 © Chris Scott 
Tartan Photobooth
Create a wildly majestic selfie portrait with our themed costumes and props.

Ceilidh in the Grand Gallery at our Jacobites Late in 2017 © Chris Scott 

Grand Ceilidh
Dance the night away in our foot-stomping ceilidh in the Grand Gallery.  

Silent Disco at our Jacobites Late in 2017 © Chris Scott 
Silent Disco
Dance to your own rhythm in our silent disco.

Craft activities at our Museum Late: Fringe Fridays 2019 © Chris Scott

Braw Brooches
Create your own highland-inspired brooch, buttonhole or hair accessory to wear.

Spooky Ghost Stories
Are you brave enough to be led through our galleries at night and join comedian Will Seaward for some Spooky Ghost Stories?

Virtual Victorians
Get a glimpse of the past with some stereoscopes and see how the Victorians approached virtual reality. 

Visitors looking at display inside Wild and Majestic exhibition

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland
Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland, explore our exhibition which considers the origins of these ideas.

Food stalls at our Museum Late: Fringe Fridays 2019 © Chris Scott 
Food and drinks
Enjoy drinks at a selection of pop-up bars, graze from sharing boards in the Brasserie bar or grab a snack at a street food stall.

Further activities

  • Take a deep breath and have a go on some bagpipes. How hard can it be?
  • Get your hands in the air and learn the basics of Highland Dancing with Flings and Things Highland Dancers.
  • We are delighted that her Royal Highness Queen Victoria will be joining us at the event. She will not be amused, but perhaps you can tell her a joke and try to make her smile?
  • Gather round and get cosy for some traditional Scottish folktales with storyteller James MacDonald Reid.
  • Drop into our Pure Dead Scottish object handling to have a closer look at some animal skeletons.

Group ticket offer

The more the merrier! Get a group of six together and you can enjoy our special ticket offer, with six tickets available for the price of five when booking together.

  • For a group of six adults, individual tickets will cost just £16.50
  • For a group of six concessions*, tickets will cost just £15
  • For a group of six students**, individual tickets will cost just £10

*Over 60s, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people go free. 
**Students with valid student ID, NUS or Young Scot card.

If you have any further questions about our group ticket offer, please email info@nms.ac.uk

Further Information

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. If you have any questions about venue accessibility for your specific needs, please contact us in advance via info@nms.ac.uk or ask a member of staff on the night.

 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street. 
  • Lifts are available to all event areas and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • It is not a seated venue for performances. However, there is a variety of seating available around the museum galleries and in the Brasserie Bar. The Main Stage is for a standing audience (in front of the stage area on Level 1 and viewing from the Level 3 balcony above) and the Auditorium is for a seated audience. 

 

Find out more about our access information.

Useful Information

Wild and Majestic exhibition is open for the night (usual cost £10) so please do have a look round, though you may want to come back for another visit as there’s so much to see!

 

A cloakroom will be available. Please note there will be a charge of £1.50 per item and only coats and small bags will be accepted (no larger items or suitcases).

 

Food and drink will be available. In addition to the Brasserie Bar, there will be bars and hot food boxes available in the Grand Gallery.

 

Event timings. The event runs from 19:30 – 22:30. Ticket holders do not need to arrive for 19:30, but as there is lots to see and do we would recommend not arriving too late! Arrive early and warm up with pre-event drinks and sharing platters in our Brasserie Bar.

 

Strictly over 18s only. Please note that our licensing does not allow us to admit any under 18s to these events. Photo ID may be requested as proof of age.

 

Please note that filming and photography will take place at this event.

Please note all performances and activities are subject to change. 

 

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Enjoy dinosaurs after dark as we celebrate Tyrannosaurs. Get your teeth into a night of activity themed around the exhibition and party with the palaeontologists. Entry includes access to the exhibition where you can get up close with our fearsome friends. 

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