Burns Night 2018 at UK Museums

In honour of our Scottish ITP UK Partner colleagues at Glasgow Museums, we are celebrating Burns Night 2018 by taking a look at what museums in Scotland, and other ITP UK Partner museums, have programmed to commemorate the life and work of Scottish Bard Robert Burns.

Read more about Robert Burns here.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Museums
Scottish Toddler Time, Friday 26 January
Songs and stories with a Scottish theme, in celebration of Burns Day

Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
Night at the Museum, Friday 26 January
Inspired by the museum’s collection and the research of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow

National Museum of Scotland, NMS, Edinburgh
Burns Unbound, Sunday 21 January
A day of Burns-themed fun to ‘release your inner bard’

Edinburgh Castle
Burns for Beginners, Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 January
A light-hearted introduction to the bard, with crowd participation ‘highly encouraged!’

Manchester Art Gallery
Burns Night Whisky Tasting, Thursday 25 January
Held in the Scottish Gallery among Manchester Art Gallery’s collection of Highland art

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Murder Mystery Burns Night Special, Friday 26 January
Including a Scottish dinner, bagpiper and disco!

Image: Landscape with Rainbow, George Henry © Manchester City Galleries