Celebratory Jubilee Dinner at The Tapestry

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and treat yourself to a sumptuous three-course meal from a menu inspired by the Scottish larder.  This fine dining experience in the stitcher’s café will be followed by an exclusive evening viewing of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Friday 3rd June 6pm Dine like a Queen from a menu inspired […]

Listen about the Tapestry on BBC Radio 4

The Great Tapestry of Scotland was delighted to feature on BBC Radio 4’s The Museums that Make Us. In the final programme of the series Neil McGregor interviews Alistair Moffat as they take a walk through the Tapestry Gallery and explore the wonders of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the people who made it and what […]

Afternoon Tea at the Tapestry

Available on the last Sunday of the month. Treat yourself or someone you care for with The Great Tapestry of Scotland’s Afternoon Tea in Stitchers Café. What could be a more perfect way to spend time together than a gorgeous treat of tea and cake? Enjoy a range of specialty teas, and a selection of […]

Textile Workshops

The Great Tapestry of Scotland thistle workshop

Home to one of the world’s largest community arts projects, The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the ideal place to join creative workshops.  Click here to see our upcoming workshops.  

Grayson Perry – The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope

The latest exhibit in Gallery 1420 continues the The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre’s world-renowned reputation for storytelling through the medium of tapestry and textiles. Two tapestries tell the life of Julie Cope, a fictional character created by the artist Grayson Perry. Julie Cope as created by Grayson Perry – is an Essex everywoman […]

Outlander star welcomes The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland Iconic Scotland Exhibit

The latest addition to Scotland’s national cultural scene, The Great Tapestry of Scotland, was welcomed by actor, author, and entrepreneur Sam Heughan. The Outlander star has contributed a photo, a quote, a bottle of the Sassenach Whisky and a signed copy of his Clanlands book to the centre’s opening Iconic Scotland exhibit in Gallery 1420. […]

New Iconic Scotland Trail coming soon

Sam Heughan appears in the Great Tapestry of Scotland Iconic Scotland exhibit

Stars of stage, screen, music, sport and science told Scotland’s stories in the Iconic Scotland exhibition. The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre’s first temporary exhibition in Gallery 1420 The exhibition has now closed but due to its popularity and its celebration of Scotland and the Scottish Borders the centre will use images from the […]

Making Scotland’s history accessible to all

Walter Scott panel The Great Tapestry of Scotland

A new Scottish national gallery, opening in 2021, has revealed its aim to make the nation’s history, heritage and culture more accessible to all through “wonderfully visual” storytelling. It also hopes to help address the findings of new research, published today (30 November 2020), which suggest that many people in Scotland (including those who said […]