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Gladstone’s Land

One of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile boasts fascinating hand-painted Renaissance interiors

Upcoming Events

Gladstone's Land Tour

12 Aug 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
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Explore our beautiful 400-year-old tenement house, and discover what life was really like for a wealthy merchant in 17th-century Edinburgh

Bug Busters

16 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019
Free event

Help us identify the insects in our pest traps using a microscope, and help bust the bugs!

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series: Patrick Geddes: The Edinburgh Years SOLD OUT

17 Oct 2019
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Patrick Geddes was one of the most innovative and dynamic thinkers in Scotland, and internationally, around 1900. This illustrated talk focuses on the impact of his radical ideas upon building conservation in the Old Town of Edinburgh when it was under threat of mass demolition. 

Hands-on History

19 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Free event

Join us for some fun hands-on activity sessions, every Saturday, 2–4pm.

Death in Edinburgh: Contagion, Commodity and Crime

25 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
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Join us after dark to explore Edinburgh’s gruesome history.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series: A History of Scottish Witchcraft

26 Oct 2019
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Marcela Delia (visiting research student at the University of Edinburgh) will delve into the history of witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - Tenement: A Scottish Vernacular

7 Nov 2019
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Join architect John Joseph Burns to explore the architectural development of the Scottish tenement and its links to the social history of the cities and towns it defines.

Murder on the Mile

15 Nov 2019
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An interactive murder mystery that lets you play detective

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - Brodie Castle Collection with Lily Barnes

21 Nov 2019
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The National Trust for Scotland holds tens of thousands of photographic images related to dozens of properties in our collections, from 19th century glass plates and prints to modern slides. The Morton Photographic Project has spent the past few years digitising, cataloguing, researching and raising the profile of these collections. Over the past few months, the focus of the project has been on the photographic albums of Brodie Castle. These albums, produced from the 1860s into the first decades of the twentieth century, offer a glimpse into the personal lives and interior worlds of aristocratic women, such as Violet Hope Brodie. Lily Barnes, the Morton Documentation and Digitisation Officer, will share images and stories from this fascinating collection, and explain why this work is so important to the preservation of Scottish heritage.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series: The Knights of St John in Medieval Scotland

23 Nov 2019
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Join Thomas Ware as he delves into the history of the Knights of St John in medieval Scotland.