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'Behind the lines: Personal stories of the First World War'
27 June to 11 November
As the centenary of its outbreak is marked around the world, our exhibition explores Scotland's story of the First World War.
We tell the personal experiences of some of the men and women who lived, and died, during this momentous period in history.
That there was no such thing as a typical experience is reflected in papers we have selected from our wonderfully rich collections.
They offer a window into the diverse wartime experiences of a variety of individuals, from the soldier or nurse at the front to grieving parents, and from the conscientious objector to the general.
Permanent display area with themes changed regularly.
- 'Voices from the Commonwealth' — 9 July to 7 September
View a small sample of the many treasures in NLS collections. From hand-written documents to printed books, maps, musical scores, bindings and other art work.
All our treasures are important pieces of Scotland's cultural heritage. Some are unique. Some are beautiful. Some are huge. Some are tiny. Some are rarely seen in public because their age makes them fragile.
Throughout the year we will change the theme of the treasures display, bringing to light more of the millions of items we hold.
The John Murray Archive
The writers and thinkers of John Murray's publishing firm shaped the modern world through their works of literature, science, exploration and politics.
This exhibition draws on material from the John Murray Archive. It uses state-of-the-art exhibition technology to bring to life the work and lives of a selection of the publisher's most influential figures.
Learn how they contributed to one of the greatest periods of human progress and creativity. See if you could publish your own international bestseller.
Opening times for exhibitions at NLS
Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00