Exploring Routes Into HistoryA guide to the help and information available in Edinburgh for teaching and learning history
6 Edinburgh Castle Timeline: Edinburgh Castle 1296 1100s Edward I invades Scotland and captures the 1314! 13??! Edinburgh Castle becomes David I’s royal castle during The Scots recapture David II rebuilds the fortress. He builds St the Wars of the castle. Sir Thomas castle. David’s Tower Margaret’s Chapel Independence Randolph plans to is named after him retake the castle 1457! Mons Meg is presented to James II add image of James VI 1488–1513! (to come) James IV rebuilds much of the castle including the Great Hall and Royal 1617 1571–73 1566 1571– Apartments James VI of Scotland James VI of and I of England The Lang Siege. 1730s! remodels the Royal Palace The Portcullis Gate and Half Moon battery are Scotland and I of England is born to Mary The Argyle Battery built as built to provide better Queen of Scots the main defence on the defences after the siege in the castle north side of castle 1775–83 1775– 2000+ Prisoners of War (PoW) mainly Edinburgh captured during the wars with Castle attracts France and America, held in the vaults 1888 over a million visitors a The Bridge and year add image of Gatehouse are Edi. castle built to make the (devils elbow) -- to come 1887 castle look more picturesque 1780s! 1842 The Argyle Tower is built The Lang Stairs 1861 The military relaid by prison is built. The One O’Clock Prisoners of War Soldiers also gun is fired for stationed in the first time the castle HISTORIC SCOTLAND
Map of Edinburgh Castle 1 Castle Esplanade 8 David’s Tower 2 Dry Ditch and Drawbridge, 9 Crown Square The Bridge and Gatehouse 10 Great Hall 3 Portcullis Gate 11 Royal Apartments 4 Lang Stairs 12 Honours of Scotland 5 Argyle Battery 13 St Margaret’s Chapel 6 Mons Meg 14 Prisons of War Exhibition Edinburgh CastleHISTORIC SCOTLAND 7 Fore Well 15 Victorian Military Prison 7
ESTABLISHMENT City of Edinburgh Council Information and Learning Resources ADDRESS 154 McDonald Road Edinburgh EH 7 4NN 0131 469 2960 PHONE FAX 0131 469 2961 EMAIL Education.Resources@educ.edin.gov.uk WEBSITE CONTACT 0131 469 2960 OPENING Monday – Thursday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Friday 8.30 am – 3.40 pm CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS Access for disabled people. Services are on ground floors. BUS ROUTES 13 to McDonald Road 36 to Broughton Road 22,7,14 etc.to Leith Walk and turn left down McDonald Road. NoneCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING Limited parking is available. SERVICES Information and Learning Resources stock is only available to the City of Edinburgh Children and Families staff and pupils . Contact: The service should be contacted in advance by teachers, by letter, telephone, email, fax for specific source materials but is open for visits by teachers. The collections cover all aspects of history. Books, reports, videos, posters, picture packs and artefacts are available for loan. PUBLICATIONS The service has staff with an educational remit who can visit schools and can answer enquiries, identify appropriate materials and provide copies of materials for particular projects.
ESTABLISHMENT Council for Scottish Archaeology ADDRESS Causewayside House 160 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1PR 0131 668 4189 PHONE FAX EMAIL email@example.com WEBSITE CONTACT Fiona Davidson Contact should be made in advance by letter, telephone, fax or email by a teacher or pupil to arrange for specific source material. OPENING Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Please make an appointment. CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING SERVICES The CSA has a range of primary and secondary resources with a special focus on archaeology. An information service is also offered which is a very useful first point of contact covering all aspects of Scottish archaeology. PUBLICATIONS The centre publishes educational materials and there is a publications list.TRAINING FACILITIES Familiarisation sessions for teachers and school librarians by arrangement plus associated fee.
ESTABLISHMENT Department of Scottish History ADDRESS University of Edinburgh 17 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh EH8 9LN PHONE 0131 650 4030 (Department Office) FAX EMAIL WEBSITE CONTACT Contact with Dr Alex Murdoch, Lecturer in Scottish History, should be made, preferably by post or email, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by a school librarian or teacher. OPENING Any material photocopied in response to an enquiry is subject to a charge at a CHARGES standard rate. DISABLED ACCESS BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING This is an academic department with responsibility for research as well as teaching SERVICES and this is reflected in any service that can be offered to the public. At certain times of the year, particularly May and June, it may be possible to arrange visits by staff to schools to discuss the work of the department and Scottish History as an academic subject. PUBLICATIONS The department may be able to help with details and references to primary source material covering Scottish history.TRAINING FACILITIES
ESTABLISHMENT Edinburgh City Archives ADDRESS Department of Corporate Services City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers, High Street Edinburgh EH1 1YJ 0131 529 4616 PHONE FAX 0131 529 4957 email@example.com EMAIL WEBSITE CONTACT For a visit by a teacher, the City Archivist, Richard Hunter should be contacted in advance by letter, telephone or fax. To arrange for specific source material contact can be made by a school librarian or teacher or, in exceptional instances, by a pupil. OPENING Monday – Thursday only 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS Ring for details. BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING No car parking but there is a secure bicycle stand. This is the official and appropriate repository for Edinburgh’s archival heritage and as SERVICES part of a Local Authority the staff have a duty to respond to all enquiries, and offer advice free of charge to any archival matters. Enquiries can be answered, source materials identified. It would be expected that Local History enquiries would have a full knowledge of secondary sources (as available in the Edinburgh Room of the Council’s Central Library, George IV Bridge) before approaching the Archive. All usage is at the discretion of professional archivists. A copy of the Search Room Regulations and Public Access document is available on request. The collection covers a wide range of topics in history and Scottish history of all periods, with the emphasis on the history of Edinburgh. Aspects covered include administrative, judicial, political, criminal, domestic, personal, public, cultural, religious, social, commercial, and legal history with a special focus on the written heritage of the City of Edinburgh. PUBLICATIONS Primary source materials in the form of archivally significant records – largely documents – can be produced. These include minutes, reports, correspondence, ledgers, deeds, charters, court proceedings, building plans, registers, manuscripts, petitions, and files, and there are lists and catalogues.TRAINING FACILITIES A small room (max 12) available for meetings on Fridays only.
ESTABLISHMENT Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services ADDRESS Central Library George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG 0131 242 8000 PHONE FAX EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/leisure/libraries CONTACT All enquiries are welcome and contact should be made with individual libraries. Please see website for contact details. Group visits for teachers, school librarians and pupils can be arranged. Booking in advance is essential for group visits and it would be helpful to have prior discussion with the school librarian. Central, Blackhall, Corstorphine, Leith, Morningside, Newington, Oxgangs, Piershill, OPENING Portobello and Wester Hailes Libraries: Monday – Thursday 10.00 am – 8.00 pm Friday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Balerno, Balgreen, Colinton, Craigmillar, Currie, Fountainbridge, Gilmerton, Granton, Kirkliston, McDonald Road, Moredun, Muirhouse, Rathos, Sighthill, South Queensferry and Stockbridge Libraries: Monday, Wednesday 1.00 pm – 8.00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm CHARGES Charges are made for photocopying, reservation of books, loan of audio items. No fines are charge on items borrowed on children’s and teenager’s library cards. Young people become liable to pay fines on reaching the age of 16. It is recommended that visitors come with change for photocopying machines. DISABLED ACCESS Facilities, equipment and support for pupils with any kind of disability are available in the Central Library Resource Centre (Contact Jim McKenzie 0131 242 8135) BUS ROUTES See website for individual libraries.CAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING There is a secure bicycle stand.
PUBLICATIONS Resource Guides available.SERVICES Central LibraryThe collections are available for reference by anyone, but borrowing facilities are free only for thosewho live, work or study in Edinburgh.The collections cover a wide range of topics in history of all periods and world wide, with the emphasis onthe history of Scotland and Edinburgh. There are special departments for Edinburgh, Scottish, Fine Art,Music, Central Reference and Central Lending.Primary source materials include, maps, prints, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, reports, councilminutes, old parish registers, census returns.Secondary source materials available for reference or loan include books, manuscripts, reports, photos,prints, videos, maps, newspapers, microfilms, broadsides, and audio cassettes.Public Internet access.Community Library ServicesAll enquiries are welcome and contact should be made at the local library.There are 25 Community Libraries and 4 Mobile libraries. Facilities and resources vary but generallyarrangements are similar to those at the Central Library (see above). Larger libraries open the samepattern as Central Library. Smaller libraries open 1.00 pm – 8.00 pm Mon, Wed, 10.00 am – 5.00 pmTues, Thurs, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Fri and 9.00 am –1.00 pm Sat.Collections cover all aspects of history worldwide and all periods. Books are available for reference andloan.All community libraries collect information on their own locality which may include reports and plans, wardprofiles, census material, maps, photographs and old newspapers.Internet access at all libraries.TRAINING FACILITIES Many libraries have rooms which are equipped for meetings. It is best to contact thelibrary direct.
ESTABLISHMENT Edinburgh City Museums and Galleries ADDRESS City Art Centre 2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE 0131 529 3962 PHONE FAX 0131 529 3977 EMAIL Sandra.Marwick@edinburgh.gov.uk WEBSITE www.cac.org.uk CONTACT The contact person for enquiries about all the City of Edinburgh Council’s Museums and Galleries are listed on the following pages is Sandra Marwick, Learning and Access Manager. She can arrange familiarisation sessions for teachers for any of these centres. All of them can be contacted by school librarians, teachers or pupils. Brass Rubbing Centre, Trinity Apse, Chalmers Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Contact: To book school visits contact reception, Tel: 0131 556 4364. Contact should be made in advance by letter or phone for visits by pupils or for the provision of specific source material. Contact can be made by school librarian, teacher or pupil. OPENING April – October 10.00 am – 5.00 pm CHARGES A small charge is made for making a brass rubbing. DISABLED ACCESS No disabled access. BUS ROUTES 1 and 6CAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING SERVICES Brass rubbing is the special focus of the centre. Collections cover Scottish history of specific periods. There is a small study area. PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet.TRAINING FACILITIES The centre has staff with an educational remit who can visit schools and can answer enquiries.
Museum of EdinburghADDRESS 142 Canongate, EdinburghCONTACTFor school bookings contact reception, Tel: 0131 529 4143,Fax: 0131 557 3346.Contact should be made in advance by telephone, letter or fax to arrange for specific source material orvisits by pupils. Various primary source materials can be produced and secondary source materials areavailable for reference.OPENING10.00 am – 5.00 pmCHARGESDISABLED ACCESSDisabled access to ground floor only.BUS ROUTES1 and 6CAFETERIA OR SHOPPARKINGSERVICESCollections cover a wide range of topics in history, Scottish history, specific periods and particularlocations. The emphasis is on the history of Edinburgh.PUBLICATIONSThe museum publishes educational materials and there is a publications list.The museum has a room equipped for teaching and learning purposes, meetings or seminars. Thereis a photocopier.There are staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries, provide copies ofmaterials for particular projects and carry out research to identify source materials.
Museum of ChildhoodADDRESS 42 High Street EdinburghCONTACT For school bookings contact reception, Tel: 0131 529 4142, Fax: 0131 558 3103. Contactshould be made in advance by letter, telephone or fax for visits by pupils.OPENING 10 -5 Mon-Sat 12-5 SunCHARGES It is necessary to come with some change for machines.DISABLED ACCESS There is disabled access to most galleries.BUS ROUTES 1 and 6CAFETERIA OR SHOPSERVICES The collections cover the history of childhood exclusively.PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet. The museum publishes educational materials and there is apublications list.TRAINING FACILITIESThere is a photocopier and staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries, providecopies of materials for particular projects and identify appropriate source materials.
ESTABLISHMENT Newhaven Heritage Museum ADDRESS Newhaven Harbour Edinburgh EH6 4IU PHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITE CONTACT For school bookings contact reception, Tel: 0131 551 4165 Contact should be made in advance by letter or telephone to arrange for specific source material or visits by pupils. OPENING Monday – Sunday 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS There is access for disabled people. BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP Shop PARKING There is car parking. The museum covers Scottish history, particular locations and fishing, with the SERVICES emphasis on the story of Newhaven and its people. PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet. The museum publishes educational materials and has a publications list. There are staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries, provide copies of materials for particular projects, and identify appropriate source materials.
People’s StoryADDRESS163 Canongate EdinburghPHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITECONTACT For school bookings contact reception, Tel: 01315294057, Fax: 0131 557 3346.Contact should be made in advance by letter, telephone or fax to arrange for specific source material or avisit by pupils.OPENING 10.00 am – 5.00 pmCHARGESDISABLED ACCESS Disabled access to first floor.BUS ROUTES 1 and 6CAFETERIA OR SHOP ShopPARKINGSERVICES The museum displays the history of the working people of Edinburgh from the late 18thC tothe present.Various primary source materials can be produced and secondary source materials are available forreference.PUBLICATIONSThere is a Users’ leaflet. The museum publishes educational materials and there is a publications list.There are staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries, provide copies ofmaterials for particular projects and identify appropriate source materials.
Queensferry MuseumADDRESS53 High Street South Queensferry EH30 9HPPHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITECONTACT For school bookings contact reception, Tel: 0131 331 5545.Contact should be made in advance by letter or telephone to arrange for specific source materials or visitsby pupils.OPENINGMon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.00-1.00, 2.15-5.00pm Sun 12-5.00pm closed Tues, WedCHARGESDISABLED ACCESS There is no disabled access.BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOPPARKING There is car parking.SERVICES The centre focuses exclusively on the history of South Queensferry and its people.PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet. The museum publishes educational materials.There are staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries,provide copies of materials for particular projects and identify appropriate source materials.
ESTABLISHMENT Writers’ Museum ADDRESS Lady Stair’s Close Lawnmarket Edinburgh PHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITE CONTACT For school bookings contact reception, Tel: 0131 529 4901, Fax: 0131 220 5057 Contact should be made in advance by letter or telephone to arrange for specific source materials or visits by pupils. OPENING 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon -Sat CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS No disabled access. BUS ROUTES 1 and 6CAFETERIA OR SHOP Shop PARKING SERVICES Collections cover Scottish history with a special focus on Burns, Scott and Stevenson. Secondary source materials are available for reference. There are temporary exhibitions on Scottish Writers. PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet. The museum publishes educational materials and there is a publications list. There are staff with an educational remit who can visit schools, answer enquiries, provide copies of materials for particular projects and identify appropriate source materials.
ESTABLISHMENT Historic Scotland ADDRESS Longmore House Salisbury Place Edinburgh EH9 1SH 0131 668 8736 PHONE FAX EMAIL www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/education WEBSITE For all general enquiries contact the Education Unit as per details above. Full details about the Education Team, school activities programme, teachers resources, travel subsidy scheme and properties in our care can be found on the website.Properties in CONTACT Edinburgh and details on how to book a visit are listed below., Tel: 0131 668 8732, who can supply a full list of properties and their opening times and other details. Properties in Edinburgh are listed below. To arrange for visits by pupils, who must be accompanied by a teacher, contact should be made with Longmore House 0131 668 8736.
ESTABLISHMENT The Victorian Schoolroom (History of Education Centre) ADDRESS St Mary’s School East London Street Edinburgh EH7 4BW PHONE 0131 556 4224 (answer phone) or FAX email@example.com EMAIL www.thevictorianschoolroom.org WEBSITE CONTACT Access to the Centre is by prior arrangement only as it is staffed by volunteers. Contact should be made in advance by a letter or telephone, by a school librarian or teacher for specific source material or to arrange for a visit. OPENING The Centre is usually open during the school day and some evenings when the Janitor is on duty. CHARGES There is currently a modest charge per pupil or student. Charges are also made for specific services such as loans and photocopying. DISABLED ACCESS It is on the top floor of a functioning Primary School, and is up 64 steps so there is no access for disabled people. BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP On street parking charges PARKING SERVICES The collections cover the history of education and schools exclusively. A loan service can provide classroom furniture and equipment of bygone eras for school anniversaries and centenary celebrations or exhibitions. PUBLICATIONS There is a Users’ leaflet. There is a room equipped for teaching and learning (as in the past) or meetings. There is a photocopier and copies of materials can be supplied for particular projects. Staff can answer enquiries. Training or familiarisation sessions are not available at present, but when current training for new volunteers is completed, this will be possible. For CPD training for class teachers see CPD Directory.
ESTABLISHMENT City of Edinburgh Arts and Learning Unit, Drama Specialist ADDRESS Business Centre 1:2 Arts and Learning Unit Waverley Court Edinburgh EH8 8BG 0131 529 3915 PHONE FAX EMAIL Frances.Baker@edinburgh.gov.uk WEBSITE CONTACT Frances Baker Drama Specialist Teacher Drama workshops on site in historical locations, or school outreach service. Staff SERVICES training. Teacher support
Local History Societies in EdinburghADDRESSPHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITECONTACTContact should be made by a school librarian or teacher with the Secretary of the group, whose name andaddress can be obtained from the local branch of the City of Edinburgh Council Library Service, or from itsEdinburgh Room, Central Library, George IV Bridge,SERVICESThe following Local History Societies may be able to help with source materials for school projects: Colinton Local History Society Corstorphine Trust Cramond Association Currie District History Society Kirkliston Local History Group Morningside Association Old Edinburgh Club Oxgangs Local History Group Portobello District Local History Society Queensferry History Group
ESTABLISHMENT National Archives of Scotland HM General Register House 2 Princes Street Edinburgh EH1 3YY ADDRESS West register House Charlotte Square Edinburgh EH2 4DFPHONE 0131 535 1340 FAX 0131 535 1363 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE www.nas.gov.uk CONTACT Contact our Education Officer, Tel: 0131 535 1340, for information on our service and resources or to arrange a visit. OPENING Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.45 pm There is wheel chair access and a lift in each building. CHARGES Charges are made for digital copying, handling, and where appropriate, postage and packing. There is wheelchair access and a lift in each of our buildings. DISABLED ACCESS CAFETERIA OR SHOP A shop in the front hall of Register House selling our own publications. Not available PARKING SERVICES The National Archives of Scotland has two search rooms open to the public for historical research – one at General Register House (GRH) at the east end of Princes Street, the other at West Register House (WRH), Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DF. The NAS has one of the most varied collections of archives in Scotland – from the Declaration of Arbroath and Articles of Union of 1707 to recipes and diaries. The records (mediaeval parchments, leather bound registers, modern microfiche and electronic documents) date from the 12th to the 21st centuries. They include the public records of government and the law, family papers and estate records, church records, over 90,000 maps and plans, the Scottish railway archives, the records of industrial and commercial firms, charitable institutions and other public bodies. The files of Scottish government departments are a rich resource for study of modern history and now include the records of the new Scottish parliament. PUBLICATIONS The NAS produces a series of information leaflets, including a Users’ Guide and map, with details of our service, holdings and the location of our buildings. Visit the NAS website for on-line access to this information and more. CPD sessions are available for teachers and school librarians. All general enquiries should be addressed to our Education Officer.
ESTABLISHMENT National Galleries of Scotland ADDRESS Education Department The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6410 Education Department PHONE FAX 0131 220 0917 email@example.com EMAIL www.nationalgalleries.org WEBSITE CONTACT To book a visit telephone the Education Department on 0131 624 6410 giving at least one month’s notice. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Portraits in all media of people who have played a significant role in Scottish history and culture from the 16th century to the present day. The Gallery also houses the Scottish National Photography collection. National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Outstanding collection of Western Art dating from the early Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. Also the National collection of Scottish Art. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR International collection of twentieth-century painting, sculpture and graphic art. Dean Gallery, Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS Home to Paolozzi collection of sculpture and graphic art as well as Dada and Surrealist works. OPENING Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Sunday 12.00 – 5.00 pm CHARGES Admission to the Galleries is free. From time to time it is necessary to charge for admission to special exhibitions. DISABLED ACCESS There is wheelchair access to all parts of the Galleries. BUS ROUTES There is a shop and cafeteria in each gallery.CAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING There is limited meter parking near the National and Portrait Galleries; the Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery have free car parks.
SERVICES The National Galleries of Scotland offer educational programmes for schools, pupils and teachers, adults, families, community groups. To find out more about the full range of our educational programmes please see the National Galleries website at www.nationalgalleries.orgTo receive a copy of the NGS programme for schools, contact the Education Department on 0131 6246410. The National Galleries’ ‘What’s On’ is produced every two months and includes details of allexhibitions and events. The Bulletin is free and a copy can be picked up in any of the Galleries or, if youwould like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the Marketing Department at Bridge Lodge,Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, telephone 0131 624 6200. The Galleries also publish a wide range ofbooks, catalogues, postcards and slides of works in the National Galleries of Scotland collections.
ESTABLISHMENT National Museum of Scotland ADDRESS Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF PHONE 0131 225 7534 0131 220 4819 FAX EMAIL www.nms.ac.uk WEBSITE CONTACT Phone the bookings office: 0131 247 4041 to book any visit, workshop or teachers’ Event, or email firstname.lastname@example.org National Museum of Scotland International collections of natural history, geology, science and technology, decorative arts, ethnography and archaeology. Collections relating to the formation and histories of Scotland and Scotland’s people. OPENING Daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm CHARGES Free’ Charge for some schools workshops, organized guided tours and special exhibitions. DISABLED ACCESS Complete access for disabled people. BUS ROUTES To George IV Bridge or South BridgeCAFETERIA OR SHOP School parties may book a space to eat packed lunches. There is also a small shop. PARKING Drop off point for buses in Chambers Street. NMS Education is based at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and SERVICES provides a varied programme of events and activities for schools and teachers, advertised in the School Programme, distributed to all schools in Scotland. In addition, we provide a range of resources such as object boxes and resource packs to assist a teacher-led visit. A wide range of 5–14 Teachers’ Resource packs are available, call 0131 247 4041 for PUBLICATIONS details Training Facilities CPD sessions for teachers are offered every term. For details, contact 0131 247 4041.
National War Museum of ScotlandADDRESS Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh EH1 2NGPHONE 0131 247 4041FAX 0131 220 4819EMAIL schools@nms ac.ukWEBSITE www.nms.ac.ukCONTACT Teachers should contact the Schools Officer in advance, by letter or telephone:0131 225 7534, to arrange for specific source material or visits by a teacher or pupils.As for Edinburgh CastleOPENING 09.45 -17.45 April-Nov, 0.945 -16.45 Nov-MarchCHARGES General entry is free. There may be a charge for workshops.DISABLED ACCESS YesPARKING SERVICES There is car parkingBUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP Shop in MuseumSERVICES The museum covers the history of Scotland’s Armed Forces exclusively.PUBLICATIONS Primary source materials including objects and letters can be produced and secondarysource materials are available for reference.Educational materials are produced and there is a publications list.Training and familiarisation sessions for teachers and school librarians are offered. There are staff with aneducational remit who can answer enquiries about the collections.
ESTABLISHMENT Scottish Parliament ADDRESS The Scottish Parliament Education Service Holyrood Edinburgh EH99 1SP 0131 348 5000 PHONE FAX 0131 348 5601 EMAIL email@example.com WEBSITE www.scottish.parliament.uk CONTACT As above OPENING CHARGES No charges DISABLED ACCESS Fully accessible BUS ROUTES LRT busses No.35 and 36 run a regular service to Parliament.CAFETERIA OR SHOP Public Cafeteria and Shop in Main Hall. Packed lunch area available for schools PARKING Disabled Parking spaces in front of the Parliament Our popular education visits programme takes place on business days, Tuesday SERVICES –Thursday. These visits include a presentation, Q&A session with MSPs and a visit to the Chamber. Bookings may be made by phoning 0131 348 5401 The Education Service produce an Education pack which contains cartoon PUBLICATIONS booklets/posters/ snakes&ladders Quiz game. Check resources on our website.
ESTABLISHMENT The National Trust for Scotland ADDRESS Wemyss House 28 Charlotte Square Edinburgh EH2 4 0131 243 9300 PHONE FAX EMAIL WEBSITE www.nts.org.uk CONTACT Contact should be made by letter or telephone in each case, with the Property Manager, to arrange visits by a teacher or pupils, (maximum number 60). Group visits must be pre-booked. General enquiries can be addressed to the Education Department at the above address. OPENING These change each year, but are listed, with other details, in the NTS Guide to over 100 properties, available from the Education Department at the address above and on the NTS website. CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS BUS ROUTESCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING SERVICES Properties near Edinburgh are listed below. Any specific focus in the topics covered by each property is indicated. Culross, contact West Green House, Culross, Dunfermline KY12 8JH Tel: 01383 880359 Scottish history with the emphasis on Culross. The education programme offers: • themed tours – Coal, Salt, Iron, Life in Culross Palace and Garden, Clothing (Escape in Darkness); • period costumes for selected tours; • objects to handle; • 5–14 resource pack The Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DU Tel: 0131 226 3318 Scottish history with the emphasis on domestic life, New Town of Edinburgh in the 18th century, and a special focus on decorative art, architecture, technology, furniture, textiles. A collaborative educational programme including a programme for school visits and 5–14 classroom resources is available.
Gladstone’s Land, 477B Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT Tel: 0131 226 5856 Wide range of topics in history and Scottish history. The education programme offers: • 17th-century style clothing for children; • replica objects for handling; • follow-up sheet for classroom work; • special ‘hands-on’ tours for visually impaired children.House of the Binns, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7NA Tel: 01506 834255Wide range of topics in history and Scottish history.Inveresk Lodge Garden, 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 7TEScottish history.Malleny Garden, Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7AF Tel: 0131 449 2283Scottish history.Preston Mill, East Linton, East Lothian EH40 3DS Tel: 01620 860426Wide range of topics in history and Scottish history at particular locations, including a focus onindustrial history and maps. The Mill education programme offers: guided tour of property to see the mill working and have the process explained; exhibition of the history of milling with working models; a 5–14 study box with handling material available for use in the classroom; self-guided walk to Phantassie Doocot, pond-dipping equipment available; a 5–14 resource pack and illustrated guidebook available on request.Robert Smail’s Printing Works, 7/9 High Street, Innerleithen EH44 6HA Tel: 01896 830206Wide range of topics in history and Scottish history with a special focus on the printing industry. Theeducation programme offers: a 5–14 resource pack; handling activities led by property staff; a study box of handling materials which includes BBC Landmark History of Printing and Writingvideo resource which is available on loan for classroom use for 2 week periods. PUBLICATIONSThe Managers can supply appropriate Users’ leaflets and publication lists, and will answerenquiries.
The Royal Bank of Scotland, ArchiveADDRESS6 South Gyle Crescent Lane Edinburgh EH12 9EGPHONE 0131 334 2877FAXEMAILWEBSITE firstname.lastname@example.orgCONTACT Contact regarding school visits should be made by post or telephone. Prior booking isessential. An appointment is necessary for research visits.OPENING CHARGES DISABLED ACCESS BUS ROUTES CAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKINGSERVICES The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Archives is responsible for the care of the bank’sarchives dating from the 1690s to the present. The Group Archives have produced a number ofteaching resources, most of which are now available on the Royal Bank’s National Grid for Learninglinked website atwww.rbs.com/about02.asp?id=ABOUT_US/OUR_HERITAGEThe resources include ‘The Darien Adventure: The story of Scotland’s attempt to set up a trading colony inCentral America 1695–1700’ and ‘Georgian New Town: An Edinburgh case study’. John Campbell,Jacobite occupation of Edinburgh.PUBLICATIONSA booklet on the history of The Royal Bank of Scotland and a leaflet on the history of 36 St AndrewSquare can be provided. Also available are leaflets on the history of many of The Royal Bank ofScotland’s branches.In 1998 The Royal Bank of Scotland distributed an interactive multimedia CD-ROM, called ‘Past Lives’,to every Scottish school attended by 9–14 year olds to support the teaching of the history of GreatBritain from the 1660s to the 1960s.Additional copies of ‘Past Lives’ which is based on the Bank’s archive collections, are available onshort-term loan from Group Archives.
ESTABLISHMENT Water of Leith Visitor Centre ADDRESS 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh EH14 1TQ PHONE 0131 455 7367 FAX 0131 443 1682 EMAIL email@example.com www.waterofleith.org.uk WEBSITE CONTACT Education Officer, Philippa McDonald for all enquiries. Contact should be made by telephone or letter by teachers, school librarians or pupils to arrange visits or for specific information. OPENING Daily 10.00am – 4.00pm NB Education Service term time only CHARGES As advertised in Education Programme brochure DISABLED ACCESS Disabled access BUS ROUTES 4, 28, 34/35, 43/44 YesCAFETERIA OR SHOP PARKING Small car park SERVICES • Educational Programmes for schools and community groups, environmental walks, drama/art workshops, heritage trails, classroom activities. • Displays, publications and leaflets. • Visitor Centre with interpretative exhibition, education room/ Library (by request) PUBLICATIONS A Guide to the Water of Leith Walkway, leaflets, reference materials. CPD Programme for teachers and school staff. Teachers information and resource packs for booked visits.