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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. 

On this tour, Sophie will show how different items, from parenting advice booklets to Edinburgh's old water pipes, can reveal a sense of shared connection and imagination surrounding Edinburgh regardless of differences in the past and modern life. The stories are all so different, but they're all linked by people and their connection to the city of Edinburgh.

Museum Collections Centre Store Tour