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Museum events expand horizons

The public are invited on an adventure with pirates, polar explorers and cosmic timekeepers at a series of Edinburgh events.

The One Last Adventure weekend will expand horizons with the help of the artefacts in the University’s collections.

The events are part of the University's contribution to Scotland-wide Festival of Museums.

One Last Adventure

One Last Adventure

13 – 15 May 2016

Programme and booking information

Photo of a man in a bat costume

Archives come to life

Visitors can hear tales of real-life pirates drawn from the University’s rare book collection in the Main Library Treasures Room.

Intrepid polar expeditions will feature at another event, using never-before-seen images from the early twentieth century recently discovered in the University’s Geology collection.

One event takes an interplanetary look at the University’s art collection. Edinburgh College of Art alumna Katie Paterson’s Timepieces. The series of clocks tell the time on all the planets in our solar system.

Creative events

The One Last Adventure programme includes a number of creative workshops. One event will show participants how they can make their own animation, while another will use mathematics to create jewellery.

An introduction to the sitar, a traditional Indian plucking instrument, will also take place on Sunday, 14 May. The class requires no prior musical experience or ability to read music.

Dark Edinburgh Photography will hold a talk in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, explaining how to capture images of Edinburgh’s landscape. The session will be followed by a short tour of the city and practical workshop.

Award-winning storytellers will host a family-friendly pirate-themed event on Sunday, telling tales of the sea through songs, stories, rhymes, puppets and crafts.

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One Last Adventure

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Festival of Museums

Centre for Research Collections