Hunt for hidden animals in our fascinating exhibition of samplers and create your own simple embroidery piece.

A detail of cat from in the grounds of a Georgian period house and its grounds by Elisabeth Easdon from Glasgow, c.1827 © Private Collection of Leslie B. Durst.

Header: Detail from Isabella Cook’s sampler is one of a pair both depicting a zebra. © Private Collection of Leslie B. Durst.

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Embroidered Stories
Scottish Samplers

Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.
Event information


1 Dec 2018


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

How much

Free but booking essential

Booking information

Email, or call to book and discuss details on 0131 247 4435.

Please note: Balcony Cafe, Brasserie and Shops will open at 10:00, as will all other galleries.

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