History events in Glasgow

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

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Glasgow

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Merchant City Music Past and Present

Merchant City Music Past and Present

Selected dates between 27th June 2020 - 31st October 2020
Glasgow City Centre

Join Glasgow Music City Tours for a guided walking tour of several iconic Merchant City and East End music venues!
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Socially Distanced Walking Tours of Glasgow!

Socially Distanced Walking Tours of Glasgow!

27th June 2020 - 31st July 2020
Various Locations Glasgow

Discover your own city on a socially distanced walking tour of Glasgow with the team from Walking Tours in Glasgow!
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Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

Selected dates between 21st July 2020 - 25th August 2020

Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
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Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

1st August 2020 - 20th December 2020

Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!
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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

1st August 2020 - 13th December 2020

This is a 2.5-3 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!
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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 19th December 2020

The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!
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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family and Community Open Sunday

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family and Community Open Sunday

2nd August 2020

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust will be opening its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on Sunday 2nd August for their annual Family and Community Open Day!
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Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Selected dates between 4th August 2020

Kelvingrove Art Gallery are hosting a series of talks focusing on their newly acquired 17th Century Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray, by renowned artist John Michael Wright.
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GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

Selected dates between 13th August 2020 - 27th August 2020

Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
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Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 18th August 2020 - 20th December 2020

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 6th September 2020

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

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

10th October 2020 - 11th October 2020

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2020 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October!
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Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

28th August 2021 - 5th September 2021
Largs

The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

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

Find out about Curious About Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Harnessing the Power of Water - POSTPONED

Harnessing the Power of Water - POSTPONED

7th April 2020 - 25th September 2020

In Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join us for a new exhibition at John Sinclair House where we showcase fantastic material from the HES archives.

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Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Amble - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 3rd June 2020 - 26th August 2020

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.

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Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 20th June 2020 - 26th September 2020

This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.

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Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Secrets - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 25th August 2020

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

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British Sign Language Tours - POSTPONED

British Sign Language Tours - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 19th September 2020

Explore Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Deaf history with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

Find out about British Sign Language Tours - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED

Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th July 2020 - 29th August 2020

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

Find out about Arthur’s Adventure - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Language and Landscape: Holyrood Park - CANCELLED

Language and Landscape: Holyrood Park - CANCELLED

18th July 2020

Join an interpreter for a tour of Holyrood Park, including BSL and spoken word performances on 18th July!

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From Casualty Room to A&E: History of a Hospital Space in the Twentieth Century

From Casualty Room to A&E: History of a Hospital Space in the Twentieth Century

22nd July 2020

Join The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh online for this talk which explores how and why the casualty department was transformed over the course of the 20th century!

Waters of Life - POSTPONED

Waters of Life - POSTPONED

26th July 2020

Join Anna Canning from Floramedica as we explore how the waters of Linlithgow would have been used for both health and beauty in Renaissance times!

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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 1st November 2020

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

Celtic Crag - POSTPONED

5th September 2020

Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

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The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

The Magnificent Victorian Improvement Project - POSTPONED

6th September 2020

Victorian developments had a major impact on Holyrood Park. Join us on a guided walk to discover more about these and the ideas behind them.

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1745 Conference 2020

1745 Conference 2020

19th September 2020

Helion and Company Publishing are proud to announce a special extra From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 Conference organised in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust.

Find out about 1745 Conference 2020 on What's On Edinburgh
Parkaeology - POSTPONED

Parkaeology - POSTPONED

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month and drop in to our parkaeology event in Holyrood Park on 19th & 20th September!

Find out about Parkaeology - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

20th September 2020

Join the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust for a day of activities and presentations to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans!

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Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - POSTPONED

Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - POSTPONED

20th September 2020

Join Historic Scotland and friends from the Scottish Crannog Centre as we journey back in time 2,500 years and learn about the crannogs that were built on Linlithgow Loch!

Find out about Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch - POSTPONED on What's On Edinburgh
Doors Open Days: Trinity House - POSTPONED

Doors Open Days: Trinity House - POSTPONED

26th September 2020 - 27th September 2020

As part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day Trinity House will be opening its doors and welcoming you to this wonderful gem of Leith.

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British Sign Language Tours at Linlithgow Palace - POSTPONED

British Sign Language Tours at Linlithgow Palace - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 10th October 2020

Explore Linlithgow Palace with Deaf historian John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 14th November 2020

Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.

Find out about Gun Salutes on What's On Edinburgh
Wine and War Masterclass

Wine and War Masterclass

9th December 2020

Back by popular demand, join Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown on Thursday 18th June for a fun evening of history and wine!

Find out about Wine and War Masterclass on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Medieval Weekend - Aberdour Castle - Cancelled

Medieval Weekend - Aberdour Castle - Cancelled

11th July 2020 - 12th July 2020

Come along to a weekend of medieval life at Aberdour as you wander through the living history camp, try some of the activities on offer and watch knights in combat.

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Jack the Ripper: The Jury is out

Jack the Ripper: The Jury is out

31st July 2020

Was the last man hanged in Dundee really Jack the Ripper? Join the audience for The People versus Jack the Ripper© and hear investigative journalist Michael Mulford lay out the evidence.

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Going Dutch: The Painting Collection at Hill of Tarvit

Going Dutch: The Painting Collection at Hill of Tarvit

Selected dates between 28th August 2020

Join our curator and one of our specialist guides for an interesting two hour talk and tour of Hill of Tarvit’s painting treasures.

Regent of the Reformation

Regent of the Reformation

29th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Meet men at arms and join the Renaissance court at Aberdour Castle as you hear them discuss politics of the day and show arms and armour of the period.

Find out about Regent of the Reformation on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Coasts

Scotland’s Coasts

5th December 2020 - 28th February 2021

This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Stand Together - Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Stand Together - Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

25th January 2020 - 26th July 2020

Pupils from S2 and S3 from three South Lanarkshire Secondary Schools have created a thought provoking and powerful exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Find out about Stand Together - Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 on What's On Lanarkshire
Tenement Through Time

Tenement Through Time

27th March 2020 - 31st December 2020

Tenement Through Time is a new, innovative and interactive exhibition which explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971!

Find out about Tenement Through Time on What's On Lanarkshire
Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 2nd August 2020 - 1st November 2020

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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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Selected dates between 4th August 2020 - 22nd December 2020

Built in the 12th century and steeped in history, Paisley Abbey is a fascinating building to visit, find out more on one of the regular guided tours!

Find out about Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Remembering Empire

Remembering Empire

21st November 2019 - 1st October 2020

Are you interested in recent history? Researchers in French studies at the University of Stirling have launched a new free online course called ‘Remembering Empire' and it's open to everyone.

Find out about Remembering Empire on What's On Stirling
Guided Building Tours - POSTPONED

Guided Building Tours - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th June 2020 - 5th December 2020

Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!

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Relaxed Visiting Hours - POSTPONED

Relaxed Visiting Hours - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 13th June 2020 - 14th November 2020

Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.

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A Hero  Remembered

A Hero Remembered

Selected dates between 4th July 2020 - 19th July 2020

Discover how did William Wallace become Scotland’s first National Hero and how has he been remembered over the years during live actor performances at The National Wallace Monument.

Find out about A Hero Remembered on What's On Stirling
A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On

A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On

14th July 2020

On 14 July 1990, over 30,000 people gathered in Stirling to celebrate ‘A Day for Scotland’. This event commemorates the day 30 years on.

Find out about A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On on What's On Stirling
Weapons Demonstrations

Weapons Demonstrations

Selected dates between 15th July 2020 - 13th September 2020

Our costumed historian will help to bring history to life with his array of weapons and facinating stories, helping you discover how the people and invaders of Scotland made and used weapons.

Find out about Weapons Demonstrations on What's On Stirling
British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle - POSTPONED

British Sign Language Tours at Stirling Castle - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 25th July 2020 - 26th September 2020

Explore Stirling Castle with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed - POSTPONED

British Sign Language Tours at The Engine Shed - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 25th July 2020 - 26th September 2020

Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.

Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 29th August 2020

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
Tales from the Battlefield

Tales from the Battlefield

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 27th September 2020

Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.

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August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

August Anniversary Dates at The National Wallace Monument

Selected dates between 5th August 2020 - 23rd August 2020

Come along to some special presentations at The Wallace Monument to mark important anniversaries in Wallace's life.

Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

Selected dates between 19th August 2020 - 21st February 2021

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

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero on What's On Stirling
A Battle Won

A Battle Won

Selected dates between 11th September 2020

Travel back in time as costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Find out about A Battle Won on What's On Stirling

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