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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

The war hospitals

The war hospitals


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

In Scotland during World War I, 166 additional hospitals were established for the care and rehabilitation of the sick and wounded.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 11 July 2014
Cost: £8

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Shoebox running track

Shoebox running track


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

The forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games turns our attention to sporting matters.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Mon 14 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Shoebox running track

Shoebox running track


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

The forthcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games turns our attention to sporting matters.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dates:Mon 14 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Tools from nature

Tools from nature


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Have fun making your very own bow and arrows from green wood.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Tue 15 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Tools from nature

Tools from nature


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Have fun making your very own bow and arrows from green wood.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dates:Tue 15 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Art explorer

Art explorer


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Your chance to explore new environmental art skills such as making string from bark and weaving willow into a camp fire plate.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Wed 16 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Art explorer

Art explorer


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Your chance to explore new environmental art skills such as making string from bark and weaving willow into a camp fire plate.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dates:Wed 16 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Songs of The Great War - people and propaganda

Songs of The Great War - people and propaganda


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Wendy Carle Taylor will explore a selection of songs from World War I.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 18 July 2014
Cost: £8

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Crazy abstract art

Crazy abstract art


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Develop an understanding of the aims of abstract art by simplifying shapes and looking at structure, pattern and colour.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 19 July 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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