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Discover more of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. We welcome group visits, and run a programme of exciting activities for families, schools and adults to accompany our venues exhibition programmes and compliment our unique collections. 

City Art Stars Schools Programme

Our schools programme is inspired by City Art Centre exhibitions and our Edinburgh museum collections. We facilitate class visits, run live digital workshops and develop free resources for schools.  If you would like your primary class or secondary class to have the opportunity to take part in our programme, please contact Margaret Findlay via to discuss eligibility.

Resources for teachers and families

We have created a variety of art activity worksheets and step-by-step videos inspired by our collections and current exhibitions for children, families and teachers:


Creative Reflections

Look Outside - Kate Downie inspired art workshop

Cityscape Artworks - Jock McFadyen inspired art workshop

Tartan Paper Weaving - Robert Burns Day

Your Special Place - Jock McFadyen inspired art workshop

Resources for Uniformed Groups - Achieving Artist or Painting Badges

We are delighted to support Uniformed Groups with our 3 short videos to help groups complete some of their art-themed badges at home. You can get your artist or painting badge using a popular City Art Centre painting as inspiration and Harvard University's See, Think, Wonder routine. This resource will help Uniformed Groups look at, talk about and appreciate art. Watch all three videos and try some of the activities. Good luck.

Uniformed Resource Video 1

Uniformed Resource Video 2

Uniformed Resource Video 3

School and group visits

For information about group visits please contact our Learning and Programmes Manager on 0131 529 3963 or via

  • We have teacher led trails for the museums on the Royal Mile available to download and use for your visit (see below).
  • We recommend downloading and reading the Handy Info PDF first.
  • When printing the Trails please click ‘PRINT ON THE SHORT SIDE'.

Museum of Childhood

The Writers' Museum

Museum of Edinburgh and The People’s Story

A group of young people stand on a hill in Edinburgh and face Scotland's capital below


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