Acheson House to be transformed
A magical journey from the Edinburgh of pre-history to the present day is about to take off at the city’s Museum of Edinburgh.
From spring, visitors will be able to take part in an interactive audio show, to be located in the ground floor of Acheson House, part of the museum’s Canongate complex.
Participants standing above the display will feel as if they are flying through the city watching events unfold, from the volcanic creation of Arthur’s Seat to the draining of the Nor Loch to the creation of the New Town, culminating in the Edinburgh Festival fireworks.
The audio show – a collaboration between the Council, Edinburgh World Heritage and Randak Design – is the centrepiece of a major investment in the city’s museums.
This also includes the reopening of the ground floor of the Acheson House, closed to the public for 25 years, to create a shop and café, the reopening of Huntly House and the courtyard outside the house.