History events in Lanarkshire

View all the upcoming History events taking place throughout Lanarkshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Lanarkshire

Celebrating 75 years of James A Cuthbertson Limited

Celebrating 75 years of James A Cuthbertson Limited

11th December 2021 - 27th March 2022

An exhibition celebrating 75 years of local company, James A Cuthbertson Limited, will open at Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum on Saturday 11th December!
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Waiting for the Magic - The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli

Waiting for the Magic - The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli

29th January 2022 - 2nd May 2022

Street Level Photoworks bring their hugely popular exhibition 'Waiting for the Magic' featuring the work of documentary photographer Oscar Marzaroli to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre!
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Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 6th February 2022 - 20th November 2022

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.
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Hamilton Heritage Walk

Hamilton Heritage Walk

16th March 2022

Discover things about Hamilton that you never knew before on this guided heritage walk as part of this year's Young at Heart Festival!
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Rutherglen Heritage Walk

Rutherglen Heritage Walk

24th March 2022

Discover things about Rutherglen that you never knew before on this guided heritage walk as part of this year's Young at Heart Festival!
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Lanark Heritage Walk

Lanark Heritage Walk

25th March 2022

Discover things about Lanark that you never knew before on this guided heritage walk as part of this year's Young at Heart Festival!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

30th September 2021 - 22nd March 2022

The first Edinburgh exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in China is on display at the James Watt Centre, Heriot Watt University.

Find out about China: Through the Lens of John Thomson on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Find out about Arthur’s Secrets on What's On Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

NTS Lecture Series February - The Natural World in Burns’ Poetry

NTS Lecture Series February - The Natural World in Burns’ Poetry

3rd February 2022

The poetry of Robert Burns is suffused with imagery of the natural world. This lecture examines some of the species Burns mentions and examines the Scots language he uses to describe them.

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 7th February 2022 - 14th November 2022

Edinburgh Castle hold a number of gun salutes throughout the year to mark various special occasions!

Find out about Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes on What's On Edinburgh
Intimate Lives: Valentine’s Edition

Intimate Lives: Valentine’s Edition

Selected dates between 11th February 2022 - 14th February 2022

Join us for this special Valentine's Edition of our Intimate Lives tour looking at the history of sex in Edinburgh! Suitable for ages 16+.

Find out about Intimate Lives: Valentine’s Edition on What's On Edinburgh
Transported Beyond Seas

Transported Beyond Seas

20th February 2022

Between 1803 and 1853 Scottish women were ‘transported beyond seas’ mainly for committing crimes of petty theft. Join us for this Women’s History Cafe and hear the stories of these women.

Find out about Transported Beyond Seas on What's On Edinburgh
Inspiring Ancestors

Inspiring Ancestors

26th February 2022

The more audacious a woman was the more she will be banished from history or condemned as a witch, so it is up to us to remember them, research them and make their lives visible.

Find out about Inspiring Ancestors on What's On Edinburgh
NTS Lecture Series March - The (Scottish) History Behind Game of Thrones

NTS Lecture Series March - The (Scottish) History Behind Game of Thrones

3rd March 2022

Join writer, historian, and former NTS guide and 'battlemaster' David C. Weinczok in a talk based on his book, The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers!

Were Words More Effective than Deeds?

Were Words More Effective than Deeds?

12th March 2022

Past and present members of the Ladies’ Edinburgh Debating Society and invited guests will gather to honour the founding member of their society: Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair.

Find out about Were Words More Effective than Deeds? on What's On Edinburgh
Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

3rd April 2022

It is time to meet the common folk as Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver turn the spotlight on those who gave their all for the Britain, we know today.

NTS Lecture Series April - Characters of Old Town

NTS Lecture Series April - Characters of Old Town

7th April 2022

Join Edinburgh tour guide, Martin Webster, to learn more about the historical characters of Edinburgh's Old Town at this lecture in Gladstone's Land!

Find out about NTS Lecture Series April - Characters of Old Town on What's On Edinburgh
Will Maclean: Points of Departure

Will Maclean: Points of Departure

4th June 2022 - 2nd October 2022

The exhibition on Will Maclean, one of the outstanding artists of his generation, promises to be a rich visual feast for anyone with an interest in Scottish art and history.

Find out about Will Maclean: Points of Departure on What's On Edinburgh
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

1st July 2022 - 30th October 2022

Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Find out about Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh: A Lost World

Edinburgh: A Lost World

19th November 2022 - 5th March 2023

This exhibition displays a selection of photographs of forgotten Edinburgh interiors by Scottish artist Ron O’Donnell, documenting the dramatic shifts taken place in the capital over the years.

Find out about Edinburgh: A Lost World on What's On Edinburgh
Auld Reekie Retold

Auld Reekie Retold

3rd December 2022 - 19th February 2023

This exhibition at the City Art Centre marks the culmination of Auld Reekie Retold, the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history.

Find out about Auld Reekie Retold on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Jack the Ripper - The Jury is out

Jack the Ripper - The Jury is out

27th February 2022

Was the last man hanged in Dundee really Jack the Ripper? You decide! Guilty or Not Guilty? Join journalist Michael Mulford for a captivating, new presentation of facts and research!

Find out about Jack the Ripper - The Jury is out on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years

Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years

Selected dates between 3rd December 2021 - 1st February 2022

'Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 Years' will take you on a new musical journey through the history of the society and Glasgow in the late 19th century!

Find out about Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years on What's On Glasgow
Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Glasgow with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt courtesy of Curious About!

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Find out about Historic Tours of Glasgow University on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 31st December 2022

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!

Find out about Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours on What's On Glasgow
Wednesday Highlight Talks

Wednesday Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 19th January 2022 - 22nd June 2022

On selected Wednesdays throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

Find out about Wednesday Highlight Talks on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 12th March 2022

On selected dates Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust are opening Bridgeton Garage for pre-booked guided tours!

Find out about Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Guided Tours on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 16th April 2022 - 24th September 2022

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

Find out about Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour on What's On Glasgow
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 7th May 2022 - 10th September 2022

Join Walking Tours in Glasgow to explore the streets of Mackintosh's home city to experience and witness his lasting legacy!

Find out about Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

3rd September 2022 - 4th September 2022

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September 2022!

Find out about Clydebuilt Festival on What's On Glasgow

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

Renfrewshire Archaeology Course

7th March 2022

Join The Urban Historian for their Renfrewshire Archaeology Course and look at the early history of the county of Renfrew through its surviving archaeology!

Find out about Renfrewshire Archaeology Course on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

7th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

Find out about Stirling Ghostwalk on What's On Stirling
Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver – Does History Repeat Itself? - CANCELLED

26th February 2022

It is time to meet the common folk as Nick Knowles and Neil Oliver turn the spotlight on those who gave their all for the Britain, we know today.

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Waiting for the Magic - The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli
Street Level Photoworks bring their hugely popular exhibition 'Waiting for the Magic' featuring the work of documentary photographer Oscar Marzaroli to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre!
Supreme Queen
Supreme Queen continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the greatest days of one of the planet's greatest ever rock bands, catch them in Motherwell on February 17th!
Rapunzel
Starbright Entertainments return to Motherwell Concert Hall with another Easter Egg-travaganza... Rapunzel!
Death at the Library - Murder Mystery Evening
Join fellow crime lovers at Lanark Library for their Death at the Library Murder Mystery Evening on 15th March!
The Story of Guitar Heroes
If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show... don't miss 'The Story of Guitar Heroes' at Motherwell Concert Hall on February 19th!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton