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A Curator’s Guide to The Poppy

8 November 2018

We caught up with Elaine Edwards, one of the senior curators at National Museum Scotland, about their new exhibition The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance at the National War Museum within the castle.
family tree painted on the wall of the Mary Room with a bust of Mary Queen of Scots in the background

Proud Mary

Discover our top 10 stories about Mary Queen of Scots and her famous family.

An artist's impression of Edinburgh Castle fromed using colourful neon lines.

One (k)night only!

We are thrilled to reveal the programme for our one (k)night only, after hours event at the castle…

The Castle and Europe

The castle boasts countless connections to the continent from an 11th-century saint born in Hungary all the way through to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.

There’s Something About Mary

Check out what’s been happening in the Mary Room, within the Royal Palace.

That’s My Jam

We are buzzing to share the story of Heather Hills Farm – the Scottish producer of the delicious handcrafted jam available in our gift shop. 

Love Castle

With the ending of a certain programme on TV we thought we would look into some of the more ‘racy’ stories of the castle. You don’t have to be a Love Island fan to enjoy these tales!

A Sparkling New Gift Shop

Find out what to expect in the all new Crown Gift Shop, which has recently had a complete makeover

Close up of a table with petals, chocolates and place names

Wedding wishes

Wedding season is upon us and as you may know creating your wedding gift list can be as daunting as organising the big day itself!

man carrying a role of tweed fabric

Dressed to Kilt – Texas Style!

Find out what happened when we took the Edinburgh Castle tweed to Houston for the Dress to Kilt fashion show!

scan of the inside of the Fore Well

Well Well Well

Find out about our recent investigation into the oldest, hidden structure within the castle, the Fore Well.