Mary Queen of Scots Exhibition at The National Library of Scotland.
Members of the public queued to view the rare materials from the National Library of Scotland’s collections on the anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots execution this weekend.
Also coinciding with the Mary, Queen of Scots film which is now on release, the exhibit will explore depictions of Mary Stuart through the ages – from the lavish engravings of a Mary Queen of Scots’ themed masked ball in 1820s France to 20th and 21st-century film scripts and ephemera.
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said: “This exhibit – which brings together Mary Queen of Scots items that have never before been seen together – shows that she was as much a household name during her lifetime as she is now.
“Highlights will undoubtedly be Mary Stuart’s handwritten letters which are held in the Library’s collections – opportunities to see treasures like these are almost as rare as the items themselves.”
The exhibit will take place at National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, today Saturday 9 February, from 10:00–16:00. Entry is free.
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