NMS exhibition focuses on the Queen of Scots

Date Posted: 02/03/2013

A major new exhibition focussing on Mary Queen of Scots will run at the National Museum of Scotland from 28th June to 17th November.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to re-visit much that has been written and speculated about Mary, perceived to be one of the most charismatic monarchs of all time.

It promises to take a fresh, approach to the subject, using jewels, textiles, furniture, documents and portraits to explore Mary’s story in detail.

Mary Queen of Scots is arguably one of the most enigmatic figures in Scottish history. Her story arouses strong emotions: was she betrayed by those she trusted, condemned to die a catholic martyr or was she a murdering adulteress with her husband’s blood on her hands?

Benefits for school groups visiting the National Museum of Scotland include:

Free teacher-led object handling sessions - explore the past using real and replica objects.

Workshops and live interpretation sessions led by experienced facilitators.

Living history sessions, where primary school pupils can meet Romans, Vikings, Jacobites and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Free teachers' packs and downloadable resources.

For further information visit www.nms.ac.uk.

Photo credit:  Blairs Museum Trust.

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