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'Wha's like us? A nation of dreams and ideas'
13 December 2013 to 18 May 2014
This exhibition will present a selection of outstanding achievements by Scots and Scotland.
Some are well-known, some are forgotten, but all are worth remembering and celebrating.
For centuries Scotland has been a hot-bed of ideas, innovation, creativity, and dreams.
Where would the world be without the telephone or television or Dolly the sheep? What was the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment, of Scottish politicians and reformers?
Why did the works of Walter Scott and Robert Burns delight readers round the globe? Why is our traditional clothing, food and drink so widely known?
Why is Scotland so recognisable, 'sae weel-kent'?
The exhibition is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, an initiative led by the Scottish Government to celebrate and showcase the best of Scotland in the year that Scotland welcomes the world.
Permanent display area with themes changed regularly.
- 'Pop up! Moveable and pop-up books' — from 20 November until 19 January
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
See also: Festive season opening hours