The treasures displays in our George IV Bridge building are a small sample of the millions of items in our collections. We change the display several times a year.

Now showing …

People in Glasgow in the 19th century

"Sun pictures" and beyond

Scotland and the photographically illustrated book, 1845-1900

With items dating back almost to photography's invention in 1839, the display includes Scottish literature, architecture, guidebooks, and images from Scotland's photographers overseas.

30 November 2016 to 26 March 2017

Treasures display opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00

See also: public holidays

Admission: free.


Past treasures displays

View a small sample of the many treasures in the National Library of Scotland's collections. From hand-written documents to printed books, maps, musical scores, bindings and other art work.

See the 'Past treasures' page to view previous displays.


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