Lights, camera, history: Museum of Edinburgh closed for filming

The Museum of Edinburgh will be closed during large-scale filming in the Canongate this week.

The Council-owned and managed Museum is a popular film location and has been used to set the scene for BBC period drama Garrow’s Law and ‘Old Moscow’ for a Compare the Market advert. It is housed within a series of 16th to 18th century buildings arranged around Bakehouse Close.

The Museum will be closed to visitors on Thursday and Friday, before it re-opens on Saturday 21 January. The Council’s nearby People’s Story Museum, Museum of Childhood, Writers’ Museum and City Art Centre will be open as usual.

The major production filming in the Old Town takes place just days before Edinburgh hosts the UK premiere of Danny Boyle’s T2 sequel to Trainspotting, which is due to include multiple scenes shot in the Capital including a journey on an Edinburgh Tram.

Normal visiting hours for the Council’s cultural venues can be found at our Museums and Galleries website. For further information on Edinburgh as a film location, visit Film Edinburgh.

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