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Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City's Collections

  • Venue: City Art Centre
  • Date: 19 May '17 - 08 Oct '17
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Price: Free
  • Venue Address:
    2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

  • Child Friendly
  • Free

Event Details

For the first time, Museum and Galleries Edinburgh are bringing together a huge range of objects from their combined collections into one major temporary exhibition. On display are items from our acclaimed archaeology, fine and applied art, childhood, literary and social history collections.

The exhibition takes a less traditional approach in favour of one which will appeal to everyone. We’ve chosen themes for each letter of the alphabet around which the exhibits are grouped, allowing for a display of incredible variety and colour – everything from historic shop signs and comic books to jewellery and umbrellas. Each item in the exhibition has a connection to Edinburgh, so it is sure to stir the memories of our local visitors as well as fascinate those from further afield.

The exhibition has been arranged to coincide with the Scottish Government’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and will be packed with objects that will intrigue, enthuse and delight our visitors.

Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City's Collections
Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City's Collections Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City's Collections