Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites Exhibition

Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition

Dates: 23 Jun – 12 Nov 2017

Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | Exhibition gallery 1, Level 3

Members: Free
Adult: £10
Concession: £8
Child (12–15): £7 (under 12s free)
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount


Step into the world of the Royal House of Stuart, a dynasty divided into two courts by religion, politics and war, each fighting for the throne of the three kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland. Discover how four Jacobite kings became pawns in a much wider European political game. And follow the Jacobites’ fight to regain their lost kingdoms through five challenges to the throne, the last ending in crushing defeat at the Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape to the Isle of Skye and onwards to Europe.

More than 300 spectacular objects including paintings, costumes, jewellery, documents, weapons and glassware will bring to life the events of this turbulent period in European history. Discover who the Jacobites really were and examine some of the misconceptions that have surrounded their story for generations. 

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