Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Open daily 10:00–17:00
East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian
Open daily 10:00–17:00
Paid entry, Members free
Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
Open daily 26 Mar–30 Sept 9:45–17:45
Entry included in Castle admission
Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.
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20 min play
Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest and longest-lived civilisations, spanning almost 4000 years of history. Explore the world of Ancient Egypt by playing our games.
Can you build a grand pyramid for the king's tomb? Where will you put it? What size will it be? What will you use to build it? And...
Can you prepare the high priest for the Afterlife? Be quick - you only have until sunrise to collect everything you need!...
Looking for a challenge? Join our expedition to explore an ancient Egyptian tomb....
Explore the Egyptian landscape with our interactive map and learn about life and death along the Nile....
Dress like an Egyptian queen or a craftsman and learn about Egyptian clothing....
What do ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs mean? Learn to translate them here....
How quickly can you help the craftsmen find their basic supplies in the temple stores?...