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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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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,...


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...

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November-19th January 2020

Time: 7pm (matinees 2pm, Sundays 1pm and 5pm)

Venue: King’s Theatre

Address: 2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ

Panto regulars Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are joined by River City's Jordan Young for a show that blends the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring...

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Disney’s The Lion King

5th December-29th March 2020

Time: 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm)

Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse

Address: Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role...

Winter walks for families in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Winter walks for families in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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