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From the civil wars to the Act of Union, Jacobites to Jack and the Beanstalk and fishwives to flatirons, come and find out about some of the surprising items in the collections, and the work going on by Museums Galleries Edinburgh curators and conservators. There's something for all interests, guaranteed!

The Museums Collection Centre stores a huge variety of objects from the City’s Social History, Applied Arts and Childhood collections. We also have a small conservation lab. The building is accessible but some objects are stored on an upper floor accessed by a wide metal staircase with open risers and a handrail. Accessible toilets are available.

Tours are led by Museum Collections Centre staff and volunteers. Because we all have our own interests and perspectives, each tour is different. 

Join Nico on this tour to look at some of his favourite stories from the collections. We'll have a look at how museums look after objects, and the work the team at Centre are doing to record and store everything from old fishing hooks to pantomime costumes.

Museum Collections Centre Store Tour