The Scottish Maritime Museum will unveil a remarkable new national art collection featuring works by artists such as FCB Cadell, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Muirhead Bone, Kate Downie and John Bellany in a major art exhibition opening on Friday 1 June.
An exceptional collection of historic photographs dating from the earliest days of photography and including over 600 works from pioneers such David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, James Ross (d.1878) and John Thomson are to be shared with the public at a major exhibition next year.
It’s great to get out and about during the springtime, and there’s so much on offer at National Lottery funded heritage attractions. Fascinating history, beautiful landscapes, quirky museums… Here are seven reasons to visit this May.
250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land near London’s Waterloo, showman, entrepreneur and equestrian rider Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus.