Help us to develop a new display exploring the lives of LGBT communities in Edinburgh

Would you like to help us to develop a new display exploring the lives of LGBT communities in Edinburgh?

In 2006 the exhibition ‘Rainbow City’ was shown at the City Art Centre. We would like to revisit the exhibition 10 years on, to explore developments such as equal marriage, and how things have changed over the last decade.

We would like to invite you to visit the Museums Collection Centre on 23th Jan, 2-3.30pm to view the LGBT collections and help us to choose items for an exhibition at the People’s Story Museum.

We would also like to see any items you have at home which you think may be relevant to appear in the exhibition.

After this event from 3.30pm, if you would like to take part, there will be the opportunity to contribute to a film for the exhibition to discuss LGBT life in Edinburgh today. You do not need to stay on to participate in this if you would prefer not to.

We are working in partnership with the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre to offer this activity.  Book online: or book by phone on 0131 523 1104.

The Museums Collection Centre can be found at: 10 Broughton Market, EH3 6NU

You can find out more about our collections here:

You can find out about the Museums Collections Centre here:

A group will be leaving 9 Howe Street at 1.45pm if you would like to walk to the venue together. Alternatively meet us at the Museums Collection Centre at 2pm.

This project has been funded by the Museums Association’s Transformers Microfunding.

LGBT Artefacts at the Museum Collection Centre


About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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