The National Library of Scotland - Exhibitions

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The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has two upcoming events that look well worth a visit. We have yet to receive a review of the NLS, so if you go make sure to send us a review.

'Wha's like us?: A nation of dreams and ideas'

This exhibition highlights what Scotland and the Scottish people have contributed to the world. The exhibition organises Scotland’s success from A to Z and promises to surprise you with a few lesser known achievements.

There is a tour for visitors with a visual impairment on the 14th of May at 2pm and a tour for visitors with a hearing impairment on the 2nd of May at 2pm. Tickets are free but must be booked by emailing

You can find more info at

A photo of the entrance to the exhibition.

Treasures from the Commonwealth

Join Maria Castrillo, Manuscripts Curator, and Dora Petherbridge, International Collections Curator, for a first look at some of the material they will be exhibiting in July and August. This workshop is especially designed for those with visual impairments and gives you the rare opportunity to handle some very special items.

The workshop takes place on the 7th of May at 2pm and tickets are free but must be booked by emailing

Accessibility at The National Library of Scotland

John Coll, Head of Access at the NLS, told Euan's Guide that:

"We strive to make our facilities and services fully accessible for all to enjoy. In addition to ensuring that the physical access to our buildings and usability of our website are tailored to suit the needs of disabled visitors, we have developed specific events for people with hearing or visual impairments. We are committed to reducing any barriers to people experiencing the richness of our collections."

Upcoming Events

If you are organising any upcoming events with great accessibility that you wish us to promote, please contact Andrew at



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