Inspiring Walter Scott
6 Aug 2021 - 9 Jan 2022
Exhibition Gallery 4, Level 1
On the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth, experience his novels through objects that inspired him.
In this small exhibition we show how Scott drew upon real historical objects for inspiration, placing objects alongside Scott's words, and the stories in which they feature. While you view these fascinating objects, you can listen to an actor reading extracts from these tales.
The juxtaposition of real objects and Scott’s words will help us understand how these amazing material things were so intrinsic to Scott’s writing process.
Walter Scott 250
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In association with Walter Scott 250: Celebrating 250 Years of Scotland’s Greatest Storyteller.
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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.
- 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.
- There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
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Header image: cabinet portrait of Sir Walter Scott with his two Dandie Dinmonts, full length on a hilltop above the valley of the Tweed and the Eldon Hills, by Sir William Allan