The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

Posted on Mar 31, 2017
The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street tells the story of an ancient Egyptian tomb over 1000 years. The exhibition which opens today and is open until September 3rd explores a tomb consructed in the great city of Thebes (modern day Luxor) shortly after the reign of Tutankhamun. First built […]

Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

A day of wonder for all the family, out at East Fortune Airfield. The Sketcher family are regular visitors to the National Museums of Scotland on Chambers street and whilst there recently twin number one noticed, rather appropriately, a flyer for the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. A place I had long thought of […]

The unmistakeable National Museum of Scotland.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017
The unmistakeable National Museum of Scotland.

On Edinburgh’s Chambers Street on the South side of the city lies the National Museum of Scotland. In 2006 the two previously separate museums, the Victorian built Royal Museum and the Museum of Scotland joined together to become The National Museum of Scotland. The sketch above shows the former Museum of Scotland, which was opened in 1998 […]

A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Posted on May 17, 2016
A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Two very different drawing workshops at two of Edinburgh’s fantastic museums. On Friday night the National Museum of Edinburgh of Chambers Street hosted their latest Museum:Lates event, this time themed around their Celts exhibition. Revellers could take a break from the bar and live music in the main hall and chill out creating Celtic designs to […]

Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on May 12, 2016
Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow an evening of Celtic entertainment takes over the National Museum of Scotland. With live music, Celtic inspired DJ sets, silent discos and even a silent ceilidh the evening should be a huge success. There will be food and drink served in the main hall and creative activities including facepainting and temporary tattoos on ffer […]

The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on Mar 9, 2016
The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow, the 10th March sees the arrival of the eagerly anticipated ‘Celts’ exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh.   This major exhibition, their first of 2016 spans more than 2, 500 years and unravels the story of those who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary […]

Lego Build It! exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
Lego Build It! exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland

Thousands of Lego bricks have been piled up at the Museum, who’s coming to play?   Who doesn’t love Lego? The original multi-generational toy which lets imagination run wild and sees creations big and small come to life with the use of simple multicoloured bricks.     If you do then you should head to […]

A festive trip on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

Posted on Dec 11, 2015
A festive trip on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

Today the I took the Sketcher family for a festive trip aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith. The ship was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles […]

Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015
Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

This week I visited the current exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. ‘Photography: A Victorian Sensation’ runs until November 22 and chronicles the birth of photography, from early shadows on a copper plate with the pioneering inventors, Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot through the hugely popular stereoscopic photography […]

Spooky Sketch Classes this Halloween at Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Posted on Oct 22, 2015
Spooky Sketch Classes this Halloween at Surgeons’ Hall Museums

This Halloween on Saturday 31st October I will be running three sketching classes at the recently revamped Surgeons’ Hall Museums. If you haven’t visited since the Edinburgh educational attraction was reopened earlier this month, then this is the ideal opportunity. Open from 10am until 8pm, there will be a number of events taking place throughout […]