In the 10th year of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival, we are delighted to host a performance of Iranian and Scottish bagpipes and a talk on Iranian textiles and jewellery.

Global Bagpipes

The bagpipes are a key instrument for both Scotland and Iran. Enjoy musical performances which show the different styles and surprising similarities in both countries, accompanied by Iranian and Scottish dancers.

Time: 11:30–11:50 & 12:30–12:50

How much: Free, drop-in

Location: Grand Gallery

Persian Patterns Face Painting

Children can enjoy Persian Patterns face painting and find out more about the patterns and what they mean.

Time: 12:00-13:30

How much: Free, drop-in

Location: Grand Gallery

Iranian Textiles and Jewellery Talk - SOLD OUT

Join curator Friederike Voigt to view our collections of Baluch embroideries and Turkmen jewellery and see designs inspired by these collections created by textile and jewellery design students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Time: 14:00–15:15

How much: SOLD OUT

Location: Seminar Room, Learning Centre, Level 4

Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Header: Jacket of raw cotton, with embroidery on front and back: Iran, Tehran, by Zarir, c. 2014 © National Museums Scotland

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Event information


2 Mar 2019
11:30 - 15:15


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

How much

Admission free


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. Click here to find more information.

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