Up Close and Personal: Delving into 500 Years of Edinburgh’s Hidden History

202120feb7:00 pm8:00 pmUp Close and Personal: Delving into 500 Years of Edinburgh’s Hidden History

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Introducing our brand new series of live virtual events: Up Close and Personal at The Real Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh

Today an underground street hidden deep beneath Edinburgh’s Old Town, 500 years ago a bustling market street at the Scottish capital’s very heart. Centuries of fascinating history await to be uncovered at The Close… by you!

It’s time to get up close and personal with what used to be Edinburgh’s second widest street. Join The Real Mary King’s Close on Saturday 20th February for its second exclusive virtual event live from the site, this time a deep dive into the enthralling tales of this historic location.

Find out how The Close obtained its underground nature (spoiler alert: It isn’t technically underground) and meet the people who lived, loved and died on these alleyways. Let the real inhabitants of the closes such as Agnes Chambers, an obliging and hardworking maid, or Mary King, the influential namesake of The Close, tell their captivating stories.

Throughout the 1-hour live broadcast, our knowledgeable guides will share their acclaimed expertise as well as archival and never-before-seen footage uncovered through our own research. The chat function will be available to engage with fellow history buffs and ask any questions you might have to our expert guides.

  • 1h virtual broadcast live from The Real Mary King’s Close
  • A deep dive into the history of The Close, its underground nature, and the historical characters who lived here during the last 500 years
  • Live stream accessible from anywhere in the world
  • Opportunity to interact with fellow viewers and ask questions to our expert guides
  • Tickets £12

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February 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


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