Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Reopening Monday 26 April10.00 - 16:30
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Reopening Monday 26 April
10.00 - 17:00
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Reopening Saturday 1 May
09.45 - 16.45
The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.
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Scottish History and Archaeology
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Explore the story of Waterloo at the National War Museum.
John Dickson was a Paisley weaver who joined the army in 1807 and rode in the famous charge of the Union Brigade at Waterloo....
This picture shows a turning point during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815....
This tumbler was given by Napoleon to Captain Francis Maitland of HMS Bellerophon, which took the deposed Emperor away....
These silver spoons were bought by Assistant Surgeon Stewart Chisholm using prize money awarded to him for his service at Waterloo...