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This exhibition features photographs of people who have moved to Edinburgh from other countries and made the city their home. Each person has chosen a cherished object to display.

Local Foreigners is a project by author and photographer, Maryna Sulym. As an immigrant from Ukraine, she is not happy with negative representations of immigrants as victims or threat in the media. She started the project to spread awareness of the diversity and complexity of immigration. Local Foreigners aims to present immigrants as locals by showing that they have everyday problems, families, hobbies, study and work. More information can be found on the project website: Local Foreigners.


This exhibition forms part of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want all residents to feel a sense of ownership of their history and culture. Through our work and anti-racism pledge, we aim to ensure that a more inclusive range of voices are mainstreamed and represented in our exhibitions and programmes.


Local Foreigners: the human face of immigration

Museum of Edinburgh exterior

Museum of Edinburgh

Free entry | Recommended donation £3 | Last entry 4.30pm

Iconic items, beautiful objects, fascinating facts and gruesome tales are waiting to be discovered in this beautiful 16th century museum. More info