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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

24 May 2019 - 25 Oct 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!

The History of the Royal Mile

29 May 2019
16:00
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Delve into the history of the Royal Mile, and discover intriguing tales of the buildings and their inhabitants from Holyrood Palace, to Edinburgh Castle!

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - Conservation of Collections

6 Jun 2019
19:00
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Join the National Trust for Scotland’s Vicky Hogg and Arielle Juler to learn about how we care for large collections.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - Chatelherault: The sad, sad story of the Duke's Dog Kennels

20 Jun 2019
19:00
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Join Dr Phil Beck as he explores the story of Chatelherault from 1964 to 1992.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - Printing Trade in 18th-century Edinburgh

4 Jul 2019
19:00
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Join Dr Helen Williams (Scottish Print Archive) for a glimpse of printing practices in Edinburgh through time.

Behind the Kilt: A History of Highland Dress

18 Jul 2019
19:00
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The kilt may be the most recognisable feature of traditional Highland costume - and you don't have to look far to see this in everyday use - but there is more to Highland Dress than just the kilt. Discover the origins and stories behind the various garments and accoutrements of the Scottish National costume and take a journey through time and fiction to uncover the history, development and myth of Scottish Highland dress.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - The Bookish Self

1 Aug 2019
19:00
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Join University of Edinburgh’s Professor Tom Mole as he talks about the things we do with books ... and the things they do to us. 

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - The Scottish Suffragette Movement

5 Sep 2019
19:00
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Join Robert Gordon University’s Professor Sarah Pedersen as she speaks about the Suffragette movement in Scotland.

Gladstone's Land Lecture Series - The Restoration & Conservation of the Chinese Pagoda in Kew Gardens (London)

3 Oct 2019
19:00
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Join us for David Millar’s fascinating talk about the restoration and conservation of the Chinese Pagoda in Kew Gardens (London), including the use of 3D printing.

Gladstone's Postmortem

25 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
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Body snatching and the study of the human body has fascinated people for centuries, pervading our culture through cautionary tales and fantastical stories. Discover Edinburgh's dark medical history, and how it inspired fears, traditions and stories that still resonate today.