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Respect! Caribbean life in Edinburgh is a new exciting exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh. The exhibition celebrates the culture of Caribbean Scottish people through museum objects, poetry, music and film and it has been created in collaboration with the Edinburgh Caribbean Association.

The exhibition explores what it is like to grow up in the Caribbean, what it means to be Caribbean, Caribbean links with Scotland and how Caribbean food and music has influenced British culture. The items on display have been chosen by members of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association to share their stories with museum visitors. A Spotify playlist has also been created so visitors can enjoy a full range of Caribbean music.

The exhibition is part of a £250,000 community-led collections research project, Exchange, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in partnership with the National Museums Scotland and Royal Museums Greenwich. Read more about the project on the National Museums Scotland website.


Our Museum of Edinburgh and Museum of Childhood champion local Edinburgh history and Edinburgh communities. The City of Edinburgh Council is working to diversify museum collections as part of the Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review - find out more on the Council's website  New acquisitions of dolls, books and magazines have been made as part of this project to add to the Museum of Childhood collections.




Respect! Caribbean life in Edinburgh