Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Museums, libraries and cultural resources in Edinburgh

As a leading cultural capital city, Edinburgh has a wide range of resources for students of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

National Library of Scotland

Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots.

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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.

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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.

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The Writers' Museum

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

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National Galleries of Scotland

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

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

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

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Scottish Poetry Library

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

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Filmhouse Cinema

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

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Confucius Institute for Scotland

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

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Institut Français d’Ecosse

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

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Italian Cultural Institute

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

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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.

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