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The Declaration of Arbroath

  • 01 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
  • 10am - 5pm | Free
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, one of Scotland's most important historical artefacts. To celebrate, the famous document will go on public display for the first time in 15 years at the National Museum of Scotland.

Declaration Of Arbroath

[Image: National Records of Scotland]

The Declaration is a letter dated 6 April 1320 written by the barons and freeholders of the Kingdom of Scotland to Pope John XXII. The letter asked the pope to recognise Scotland's independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country's lawful king.

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