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'A Clearer Light' - Lord Hailes and the Scottish Enlightenment

'A Clearer Light' - Lord Hailes and the Scottish Enlightenment


Museum of Edinburgh
[Exhibition]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm during August only
Dates:28 June 2015 - 22 September 2015
Cost: Free

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This NTS touring exhibition explores the life and times of Sir David Dalrymple, 3rd Baronet of Hailes.


He was born to an important Scottish family as Scotland was emerging as one of the most influential nations in Europe.  But like his native land, Lord Hailes was not to become influential by great political power or enormous wealth, but rather through the power of ideas. 

His was a time when Scotland – and in particular Edinburgh – was reshaping the world with new ideas in law, history, literature, philosophy, economics, medicine and science.  If Lord Hailes’ Edinburgh was ‘the capital of the mind’ he was one of its intellectual senators, and his house at Newhailes ‘a mansion of the mind.’

Treasures found: archaeology from the East of Scotland

Treasures found: archaeology from the East of Scotland


Museum of Edinburgh
[Exhibition]

From a Bronze Age spear head to roman coins and a medieval pilgrim badge, a selection of fascinating recent archaeological finds from the East of Scotland shed light on the arch...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm during August only
Dates:6 July 2015 - 13 September 2015
Cost: Free

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The Artist and the Sea

The Artist and the Sea


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Scotland has a long and complex relationship with the sea - its landscape, history and culture have been shaped by proximity to the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:26 September 2015 - 8 May 2016
Cost: Free

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Roman and Dark Age Cramond

Roman and Dark Age Cramond


Museum of Edinburgh
[Exhibition]

A celebration of 60 years of archaeological research at Cramond. Dates to be confirmed

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Dates:1 October 2015 - 30 April 2016
Cost: Free

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26 Children's Winters

26 Children's Winters


Museum of Childhood
[Exhibition]

Dates to be confirmed.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:23 October 2015 - 31 March 2016
Cost: Free

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William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot

William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Timed to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this major survey show seeks to position William Gear in his rightful place as one of the most advanced British abstract paint...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 14 February 2016
Cost: Free

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Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences

Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

This selection from the City Art Centre’s collection has been chosen to accompany William Gear (1915-1997): The Painter that Britain forgot and focuses on 20th century Scottish ...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
Cost: Free

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