Decorative Art Collections at the Museum of Edinburgh

Decorative Art Collections at the Museum of Edinburgh
In the Museum of Edinburgh you can look at our colourful display of Scottish pottery, admire the detailed designs of the silversmith and wonder at the skills of the glassmaker.

In the Museum of Edinburgh you can look at our colourful display of Scottish pottery, admire the detailed designs of the silversmith and wonder at the skills of the glassmaker.

The museum houses spectacular collections of decorative art which reveal a rich history of Scottish craftsmanship – beautifully cut and engraved glass and intricately made silver from Edinburgh and Canongate, long case clocks made in Edinburgh, as well as displays of Scottish pottery including the earliest known marked piece of Scottish stoneware and Scottish porcelain dating from the 1760s, as well as decorative pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Capital Collections has an exhibition featuring a small sample of the Council's collection of pottery produced in Scotland between the 1850's and 2000.

Edinburgh and Canongate Silver

Visit the Museum of Edinburgh and be dazzled by a glittering array of silver. Coffee pots, cake baskets, communion cups, candlesticks and much more can all be seen shining in the oak panelled rooms.

Edinburgh and Canongate Glass

Visit our glass displays at the Museum of Edinburgh to see all manner of beautiful cut and engraved glass – wine glasses, decanters, jugs, bowls, even a glass hat, sword and trumpet!

Edinburgh and Canongate Longcase Clocks

Visit the Museum of Edinburgh and see our collection of longcase or ‘grandfather’ clocks all made in Edinburgh or Canongate.

Scottish Pottery

Our collection of Scottish pottery at the Museum of Edinburgh focuses mainly on pottery from the East Coast of Scotland, but also includes work from most Scottish makers of the 18th century to the present day.