Musket, Axe and Drum

Musket, Axe and Drum


Story of the City's Town Guard

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 16 June 2017 - 30 October 2017
Cost:  Free


2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the disbanding of the Town Guard of Edinburgh, the city’s early police. New research has revealed that the Guard are closely linked to a century of rebellion and violence which tore through Edinburgh. This exhibition tells the story of the Guard through rediscovered objects and documents never seen before.
William H Lizars, The Edinburgh Old Town Guard