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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 Great War revealed: the WWI aviation collections of National Museums Scotland

The Great War revealed: the WWI aviation collections of National Museums Scotland


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

In 2016 two hangars at the National Museum of Flight will reopen with new exhibitions.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 1 August 2014
Cost: £8

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Romans at Cramond

Romans at Cramond


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Go back in time to when Roman legions were stationed at Cramond.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 2 August 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Victorian Garden Fairies

Victorian Garden Fairies


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Come along to the magical gardens of Lauriston and enjoy designing and making your very own fairy shadow puppets and theatre.

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

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Magic School at Lauriston Castle School of Magic and Wizardry

Magic School at Lauriston Castle School of Magic and Wizardry


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Dreaming of becoming a wizard or wizardess?

Who is this for? - Children (age range specified in listing)
Opening Hours: 11am - 1pm
Dates:Thu 7 August 2014
Cost: £15

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Tea Time Tricks with Gary James

Tea Time Tricks with Gary James


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Magic show in the Gardens.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Thu 7 August 2014
Cost: £7

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Expressionist landscapes

Expressionist landscapes


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Explore the techniques and colour schemes of Expressionist artists and understand their aims.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Fri 8 August 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Expressionist landscapes

Expressionist landscapes


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Explore the techniques and colour schemes of Expressionist artists and understand their aims.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 8 August 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Delicate Paper Sculptures

Delicate Paper Sculptures


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Create whole worlds, scenes or figures using vintage text-covered papers and simple paper-cutting and glueing skills.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 9 August 2014
Cost: £20

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Watch out, beetles about

Watch out, beetles about


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Investigate the undergrowth at Lauriston Castle and learn how to identify the different creepy crawlies you find.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sun 10 August 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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