This exhibition is a re-appraisal of one of the greatest figures of British History, the charismatic, yet also enigmatic Mary Queen of Scots.

This is the largest exhibition ever held about the tragic Scottish queen and incorporates loans from across the world, in order to shed some light on this most mysterious person. From her early days in France to her enforced incarceration by Elizabeth I, little is really known about the mother of James I.

Her life was embroiled in scandal and intrigue, in particular the death of her husband Lord Darnley. Was she a murdering adulteress, scheming with a group of treacherous cohorts or a Catholic martyr? Through international loans of paintings, letters, objects and jewelry, this exhibition attempts to uncover the truth.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF

0300 123 6789


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm 26 Dec and 1 Jan, 12 – 5pm Closed 25 Dec

Free to all

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