Heritage Hits – Easter 2019

Hello everyone! We have been hidden away writing and crafting our PhD’s BUT we are venturing out into the wide-world over Easter to experience some of these great Heritage Hits in 2019. Over 2019, we have some exciting projects bubbling away in the background of our academic studies and hopefully we will be able to share all the juicy details with you soon. For now, here’s some suggestions to fill all your heritage needs this Easter.


Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford: ‘The Delilah of his Imagination’ – Join Kirsty Archer-Thompson, Collections and Interpretation Manager of the Abbotsford Trust, to explore one of the most important literary houses in the world. Date & time: 1st April, 6.30pm.  Price: £5 / Free for Students / Members may attend 6 lectures for £25

Fancy visiting an exhibition over Easter? Why not drop into Glasgow City Heritage Trust to view Glasgow Landmarks? Artists Robin Webster and Will Knight present a series of paintings, drawings and prints of buildings in Glasgow in an exhibition which explores the nature of ‘landmarks’. From the 6th March – 26th April at 54 Bell Street, Merchant City. FREE  

Embroidered Stories – Scottish Samplers – Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst. At the National Museum of Scotland until the 21st April. FREE 

Want a wee road trip? Why not visit Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum which re-opens for the summer season on the 6th April. Children are FREE, adults £3.

Portrait Gallery Tours: Wicked and Wonderful Women of Scotland – Join art historian, Dr Heather Carroll to discuss portraits of some of 18th-century Scotland’s most interesting and intriguing women. Date & time: Saturday 6 April, 2-2:45pm & 3-3:45pm. FREE 

We can highly recommend the The Open Archive: Roller Derby afternoon at the Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). If you don’t know about the sport, this is an ideal place to start. You can also find out more about Glasgow’s own team, training and upcoming games hereDate & time: Saturday 6th April, 1pm to 3pm. FREE



Another one not to miss at GWL – Revealing Scotland’s Women. Join National Trust of Scotland for an afternoon of rediscovery as we explore their collections. From the photographic collection of Margaret Fay Shaw on the Isle of Canna and the works of overlooked artist Hannah Lorimer in Kellie Castle, to the memory laden rooms of the Tenement House, we’ll hear these women’s stories and more in a series of fast-paced Pecha Kucha talks. Date & time: 10th April at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. FREE 

A Brief History of Scottish Shops at Dovecot Studios – Join Neil Gregory of Historic Environment Scotland to see some of finest examples of forward-thinking retail architecture and design in Scotland; from the grandeur of Jenner’s to the modernity of Binns, along with a few much loved and forgotten favourites. Date & time: 13th April, 11-12pm. Tickets £12 (+ booking fee)* *Includes complimentary admission to Orla Kiely A Life in Pattern on the day of the event.

Romans: Autism-friendly Workshop – Glasgow Museums Resource Centre are hosting an autism-friendly family workshop exploring the life and times of the Romans. Date & time: Sunday 14th April, 1.30-4pm. FREE 


For all you academics out there, why not come along to Gender and Academic Careers: Challenges and Strategies. A day-long series of workshops for post-graduate students and early career researchers in the College of Arts, to identify the specific challenges facing women in academia and to think about concrete changes, strategies and support to tackle gender imbalance. Date & time: Monday 15th April, 10- 4.15pm. FREE 

Celtic Queens with Jan Bee Brown at Dovecot Studios. Join Jan Bree Brown to discuss warriors, healers, and entrepreneurs; Celtic women were far more than just great beauties. Join us for a morning of stories, discussion, and celebration of Celtic women and their tales of wisdom, witchcraft, and battles. Date & time: 11th May, 11-12pm. Tickets cost £12 (+ booking fee)*Ticket price includes entry to Orla Kiely A Life in Pattern exhibition on the day of the event; another opportunity to celebrate the creativity of women!


Remember, if you would like to get in touch with us Tweet us  @HistoryGirlsAye. Hopefully see some of you at these events! Have a lovely Easter!




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