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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

Whilst there have been restrictions in place we have developed an interactive, digital, art programme for primary schools. The City Art Stars programme is inspired by paintings from the City Art Centre as well as our Edinburgh museum collections such as the Museum of Childhood. If you would like your primary school to have the opportunity to take part in this programme, please contact our Schools Engagement Officer, Hannah via to discuss eligibility.

Children's art workshops - City Art Centre

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:

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

School and group visits

Due to restrictions, we are currently unable to welcome group visits. For more info 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

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