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Edinburgh Living History 1910: Interesting Objects

Edinburgh Living History 1910: Interesting Objects


Lauriston Castle
[Tour]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 3pm
Dates:Sun 27 April 2014
Cost: Adult £5, Child £3, family £12.50 With refreshments:  Adult £6.50, Child £4.50, family £17

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Experience great costumed interpretation of the Castle with our special tours. Be transported back to the Edwardian period and meet Mr and Mrs Reid, their staff, family and fr...


Visit Lauriston Castle and learn from the owners and staff about some of the many unusual objects in the house e.g.  a genuine Venetian balcony rail that now acts as a radiator protector. Find out if there are other items that are not quite what they seem to be.

Suitable for all the family.

Edinburgh Living History is a group of volunteers who work with the City of Edinburgh Museum staff to assist with the interpretation of the collections at Lauriston Castle.


Please note that booking and payment should now be done via the Usher Hall - events can be booked from 10 March onwards:



By phone  - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

In person -  Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

Online - via the Usher Hall website

Women in Scottish education from 1850 to today

Women in Scottish education from 1850 to today


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

The Scottish claims for educational democracy is challenged from a standpoint of the opportunities, or the lack of them, for women to gain entry to Scotland's universities.

Who is this for? -
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Thu 18 September 2014
Cost: £8

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John Bellany: justified painter

John Bellany: justified painter


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

This lecture by Bill Hare will examine the different ways Bellany centres himself as the focal point for the three dominant themes in his work: religion, family and the sea.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 19 September 2014
Cost: £8

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Researching your World War One Family

Researching your World War One Family


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

A comprehensive look at what resources are available to help discover military service details about our ancestors who served in the First World War.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Fri 19 September 2014
Cost: £8

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From Bloomers to Bikinis (of the Victorian kind!)

From Bloomers to Bikinis (of the Victorian kind!)


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

The Costume Society of Scotland will present aspects of costume accessories from late Victorian times to 1950.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 11am - 4pm
Dates:Sat 20 September 2014
Cost: £20 (includes buffet lunch)

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Abstract Painting 1 & 2

Abstract Painting 1 & 2


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Abstract Painting 1 - Sunday 21 September; Abstract Painting 2 - Sunday 5 October.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm on 21/9 AND 5/10
Dates:21 September 2014 - 5 October 2014
Cost: £40  for 2 days

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How the garden grew: a history of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

How the garden grew: a history of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has existed in Scotland's capital in one form or another for almost 350 years.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 24 September 2014
Cost: £8

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Fettes: preparing for war

Fettes: preparing for war


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

September 25 is the anniversary of the Battle of Loos when, in the 'blooding' of the Scottish regiments, eleven former pupils of Fettes College were killed in a single day.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 3pm
Dates:Thu 25 September 2014
Cost: £8

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Fair Isle Tea Cosies

Fair Isle Tea Cosies


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

This cute little tea cosy is just the right size for a two-cup teapot.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 27 September 2014
Cost: £20

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Scottish Baptists and The Great War

Scottish Baptists and The Great War


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

A look at how Scottish Baptist Churches in general reacted to, participated in, and were affected by the Great War.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 3 October 2014
Cost: £8

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