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History events in Lanarkshire

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Events in Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 23rd November 2024

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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Leadhills Miners Library

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 29th September 2024

Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles and is now a museum of literature and village life, open weekends May to September!

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Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

This colourful exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

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History In The Field

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

History In The Field is Scotland's newest multiperiod living history event, hosted by Western Desert Recce Group, at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre between the 19th and 21st of July!

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Music In The Museum: Strike! - An Evening of Poetry and Song Reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike

19th July 2024

Step into the heart of history and journey back 40 years to the tumultuous 1984 Miners' Strike at Summerlee Museum's Music In The Museum event!

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Behind the Loom: New Lanark Wool Tours

Selected dates between 20th July 2024 - 17th August 2024

This exclusive behind-the-scenes experience takes you on a captivating journey through the past and present of New Lanark's renowned yarn production!

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The Third 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Dead Lead:- Lead, The Funeral Furnishing Trade 1600-2000’

17th August 2024

Join Julian Litten, FSA for the third of five talks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

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The Fourth 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Lowland Highlanders’

14th September 2024

Join photographer John Irvine for the fourth of five talks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

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History Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Family History For Beginners

Family History For Beginners

9th October 2024

This Family History Workshop, led by experienced genealogist Lorna Kinnaird, PGDip, ASGRA, FSA Scot, will give you the skills and knowledge you need to begin your family history research!

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House History for Beginners

House History for Beginners

9th October 2024

This course led by an experienced genealogist will get you started on carrying out a house history in Scotland and will get you accessing some pretty amazing records!

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House History: Delving Deeper

House History: Delving Deeper

23rd October 2024

This half day course is ideal for those who have completed House History for Beginners, or who already have some experience in house history research but would like to learn more.

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History Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Recycled fashion: Family workshop

Recycled fashion: Family workshop

10th August 2024

Take part in a fun family workshop exploring fashion in Georgian Britain at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 10th August!

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ScotlandsFest: If You Don’t Run, They Can’t Chase You - Neil Findlay

ScotlandsFest: If You Don’t Run, They Can’t Chase You - Neil Findlay

12th August 2024

From Hillsborough to Grenfell, the Anti-Apartheid Movement to the Miners’ Strike, hear the inspiring tales of 30 years of social justice campaigns.

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Medical History Tours

Medical History Tours

Selected dates between 6th July 2024 - 27th July 2024

Explore some key moments in history that defined medicine, all of which happened in or around Mary King's Close, during our Medical History Tour!

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History Events in Fife

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Kirkcaldy Book Launch: The Extraordinary Life of a Kirkcaldy-Trained WWII Hero

Kirkcaldy Book Launch: The Extraordinary Life of a Kirkcaldy-Trained WWII Hero

30th June 2024

Join us at the Polish Club on 30th June for a Meet the Author and book launch about the extraordinary life of Jan Stepek, a Polish war hero, who did his military training in Kirkcaldy!

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Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!

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St Andrews Memories

St Andrews Memories

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Drop in to The R & A World Golf Museum and have a chat whilst looking at photographs, objects and film footage from our collections!

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History Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

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The Dark Side Of Glasgow

The Dark Side Of Glasgow

1st May 2024 - 30th August 2024

Want to know about Bible John? The Human Crocodile? The Gorbals Vampire? Arthur Thompson and his kin? Look no further! take a trip through Glasgow's macabre past with The Dark Side Tours!

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Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024

Back for 2024, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and on the Clyde on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September!

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History Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history!

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History Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Talks at The Smith: Sherlock, Darcy and friends revisited

Talks at The Smith: Sherlock, Darcy and friends revisited

26th June 2024

Jo Ross-Barrett revisits characters from classic fiction and applies the lens of what we know now to their experiences and behaviours.

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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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Battle of Bannockburn Anniversary: Robert Bruce Talk

Battle of Bannockburn Anniversary: Robert Bruce Talk

26th June 2024

As we approach his 750th birthday, this talk seeks to explore what we do - and don't - know about Robert Bruce's early life and childhood.

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 26th June 2024

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

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Popular Events

Calamity Jane Sing-a-long
Join the team at Lanternhouse Cinema for a sharpshooting Sing-a-long you'll never forget with this special screening of Calamity Jane on Sunday 15th September!
East Kilbride Farm Show
The annual East Kilbride Farm Show will will return to West Nerston Farm on Saturday 27th July, it's a great day out for all the family!
The Provy Wummin
The Provvy Wummin is a gritty musical comedy, with a soundtrack to the 70s, don't miss it when it comes to Airdrie Town Hall on Saturday 31st August!
Strathclyde Farmers Market
Don't miss Strathclyde Country Park Farmers Market, showcasing a selection of local producers, fortnightly on Saturdays!
The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long
Sing along to such wonderful hits as 'The Greatest Show', 'This is Me' and 'Never Enough' when The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long comes to Lanternhouse on Sunday 18th August!

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