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The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550 – 1750

4th October-26th January 2020

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: National Museum of Scotland

Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display. Featuring beautiful objects from the golden age of British clock making in the 17th century, these exquisitely decorated pieces...

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Castle of Light

14th November-22nd December 2019

Time: 5.30pm-10pm (time slots apply)

Venue: Edinburgh Castle

Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG

Edinburgh’s iconic castle will be illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past. Advance online tickets adult £20, concs £16, child (5-15) £12, family tickets £40-£68;...

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Conscience Matters

14th November-26th January 2020

Time: 9.45am-5.45pm

Venue: National War Museum

Address: Edinburgh Castle EH1 2NG

Included in Edinburgh Castle admission. This exhibition at the National War Museum explores the little-known story of British conscientious objectors of the Second World War through paintings, poems,...

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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

15th November-22nd December 2019

Time: 5pm-9pm

Venue: Five Sisters Zoo

Address: Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT

Illuminated trail including riverside walk, lit-up fountains, animal feeding, Santa, Japanese garden, festive refreshments. Adults £12.95-£14/95, 3+ £7.50-£8.95, 1-2 £2.50, under ones free.


Giant Lanterns: Lost World

15th November-26th January 2020

Time: 4.45pm-9pm (times slot apply)

Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

One mile loop of lantern displays crafted by Chinese artists using traditional techniques, themed around pre-historic creatures. Adults £17-£20, child £8.50-£9.95, under threes...

Where's Santa in Edinburgh & The Lothians 2019

Where's Santa in Edinburgh & The Lothians 2019

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