Literatures, Languages & Cultures

LLC and the city

Edinburgh is a world-leading festival city filled with cinemas, theatres, galleries, libraries and collections.

The city's resources for studying literatures, languages and cultures are exceptional.

Many of them are located close to the University's Central Area, making them easy to access between classes.

We have worked with a number of these organisations on research, learning activities and outreach.

National Library of Scotland

A Legal Deposit Library with world-class collections of some 20 million printed and electronic publications. Scotland's largest, and one of Europe's major research libraries.

Take me to the National Library of Scotland website

National Museum of Scotland

Diverse collections on the history of Scotland and the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology.

Take me to the National Museum of Scotland website

National Records of Scotland

One of the most varied collections of records in Britain, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life from the 12th to the 21st centuries.

Take me to the National Records of Scotland website

The Writers' Museum

A celebration of the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Take me to the Writers' Museum website

National Galleries of Scotland

The national collection of Scottish and international art laid out across three spectacular galleries in Edinburgh.

Take me to the National Galleries of Scotland website

Scottish Storytelling Centre

The home of Scotland's stories, with a programme of storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops.

Take me to the Scottish Storytelling Centre website

Scottish Poetry Library

A unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.

Take me to the Scottish Poetry Library website


A world-class, three-screen, independent cinema, showing a wide range of films from all over the world. Home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Take me to the Filmhouse cinema website

The Cameo 

One of Scotland's oldest cinemas, an Edwardian venue which is now a three-screen Picturehouse Cinema.

Take me to The Cameo website

Traverse Theatre

Scotland's new writing theatre, which has two auditoria in a complex next to the Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Take me to the Traverse website

Confucius Institute for Scotland

A national centre to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China. 

Take me to the Confucius Institute for Scotland website

Institut Français d’Ecosse

The French Embassy in Scotland, comprising a cultural venue, French language centre and resources centre.

Take me to the Institut Français d’Ecosse website

Italian Cultural Institute

The official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Take me to the Italian Cultural Institute website

Scotland-Russia Forum

An independent Scottish charity working for mutual understanding in Scotland and Russia.

Scotland-Russia Forum

Royal Norwegian Consulate General

A catalyst for the growth of commercial and cultural relations between Scotland and Norway.

Take me to the Royal Norwegian Consulate General website

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