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      February 5, 2019

      Tuesday   2:00 PM

      10 Broughton Market
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

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      Museum Collections Centre Tours

      The Museums Collection Centre stores a huge variety of objects from the City’s Social History, Applied Arts and Childhood collections. We also have a small conservation lab. The building is accessible but some objects are stored on an upper floor accessed by a wide metal staircase with open risers and a handrail. Accessible toilets are available. Tours are approximately one hour; unfortunately it is not possible to provide seating during the tour in the store. Please email or call 01315569536 if you have any access needs or special interest requests. We aim to make adjustments to the tour route where possible. Find out more about the behind the scenes work going on at the Museum Collections Centre on our Reekie Untold blog. Tours are led by Museum Collections Centre staff and volunteers. Because we all have our own interests and perspectives, each tour is different.  February 5th - Reekie Untold; Stories from the Collections Experience a tour of Museums Galleries Edinburgh's collection with our Collections Care Officer Gwen, as she explains aspects of the work we do to preserve our objects. She will highlight some of her favourite objects in store, including pigeons, panto costumes and a teapot with a dark past. March 5th and April 2nd - Trials, Tribulations and Titillations of Scottish Social History Join Chi (Inspiring Volunteer Nominee 2018) on an entertaining and eclectic jaunt through the bowels of the Museums Collection Centre. This special tour will give you an exclusive insight into the dedicated work done at MCC and the incredible objects that are stored there. You will be in a unique position to see an array of incredible artefacts up close and you will hear about the fantastic stories behind them. The tour will look at objects from domestic, public and private life. It will be intriguing, interesting and sometimes gruesome. There will be something for everyone.

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