Museum Collections Centre Tours

  • 07 March 2023 - 21 March 2023
  • Free, donations welcome
  • Museums Collections Centre

Take a peep behind the doors of the Museums Collections Centre and discover a fascinating treasure trove.

Museum Collections Polish Tins

Running on selected dates from March to June, The Museum Collections Centre on Broughton Market is opening its doors to visitors, allowing them to see some of the incredible objects stored here.

Primarily a storage and research facility, it is here that Museums & Galleries Edinburgh store and maintain the many thousands of items in their care – items which when on display, can be seen in the city’s museums, including the Museum of Edinburgh and People's Story Museum.

Museum Collections Ship

Visitors will be able to see objects spanning a wide range of subjects and periods in Edinburgh’s history, ranging from dolls' houses to wartime cooking, 18th century water pipes to teapots, and pantomime costumes to 2000 Queen Victoria clay pipes.

Tours of the Collections Centre take place on Tuesday 07 and Tuesday 21 March at 2pm. The tour is free, with donations welcome.

Places are limited and must be prebooked online – book your place here 



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