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Museum Late: Jacobites

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

On Friday 10 November the legendary Museum Lates returns with a Jacobite theme marking the end of the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

Museum Late: Jacobites

Friday 10 November 2017, 7pm–10.30pm
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh


On Friday 10 November the legendary Museum Lates returns with a Jacobite theme marking the end of the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

For those looking to dance the night away, Museum Lates is serving up a ceilidh to remember. Experts and novices alike will be invited to dust off their do-si-dos and swing their partners to and fro as traditional tunes played by The Jacobites ceilidh band reverberate around the iconic Grand Gallery. The ever-popular silent disco will return to the Imagine gallery providing the opportunity to dance like no-one’s watching and sing like nobody’s listening.

Mixing things up is what Museum Lates does best, and traditional will meet contemporary when headliners RnB pop duo Bossy Love take to the stage with their outlandish style. The event will be hosted by Museum Lates favourite Vic Galloway who will also be providing a selection of floorfillers to bring the night to a close.

The ceilidh is just one of the many Scottish-themed activities weaved in throughout the evening to mark the final weekend of the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition, which closes on Sunday 12 November. Event-goers can pledge their allegiance to the Jacobite cause at craft stations by making a cockade to add a flourish to any Friday night outfit, or they can channel their inner Jacobite with costumed capers at the photo booth and secret Jacobite symbols temporary tattoos.

Outlander fans will be able to create their own film scene with the Edinburgh Sketcher, staff from our curatorial team will be on hand to tackle fake news Jacobite style and Hawthornden Court will reflect the grandeur of the European Jacobite courts.

No Museum Lates would be complete without pop-up bars and food stalls. Stop off at the gin bar in the Entrance Hall, sip prosecco in the Grand Gallery and sample street food to keep energy levels up for the evening’s eclectic entertainment.

Late-goers will have the rare opportunity to explore the National Museum of Scotland at night. Combo ticket-holders can also delve into the complex and layered story of the Jacobites in the five-star exhibition, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.

Tickets are on sale now at or call 0300 123 6789. The live music programme is curated by media partner, The List.

Tickets for the Museum Late only are priced £12 (£10 concessions and National Museums Scotland members), combined tickets for the Late plus admission to the exhibition, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites are £20 (£18 for members/concessions).

Further information and images from Jessica Rideout, Alice Wyllie or Bruce Blacklaw Press Office, National Museums Scotland on 0131 247 4391 or email

Notes to Editors

  1. National Museums Scotland looks after museum collections of national and international importance and provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.
  2. The National Museum of Scotland is the most popular museum in the country outside of London (source: Association of Leading Visitor Attractions). The National Museum of Scotland was awarded ‘Gold’ Level Green Tourism Visitor Attraction status in 2016.

Header image: Chris Scott.

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