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The John Murray Archive

posted 3 Jan 2009, 20:37 by David Rintoul   [ updated 27 Jan 2009, 21:10 ]
The writers and thinkers of John Murray's publishing firm shaped the modern world through their works of literature, science, exploration and politics.

This exhibition draws on material from the John Murray Archive. It uses state-of-the-art exhibition technology to bring to life the work and lives of a changing selection of the publisher's most influential figures.

Those featured in the first line-up include Lord Byron, Charles Darwin and David Livingstone. Learn how they contributed to one of the greatest periods of human progress and creativity. See if you could publish your own international bestseller.

Permanent exhibition

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW (map)

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00 (closed on Sunday 11 January)
Early closing on 24 and 31 December: 17.00
See also public holidays.

Admission free. No need to book.

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