18th-century Scotland was a place with many remarkable individuals, but
the conditions that helped create the Scottish Enlightenment were the
social and professional networks that allowed these great thinkers to
share and develop their ideas. Intellectual Scots in the 18th century
lived active and sociable lives with frequent opportunities to debate
with their peers: from universities, churches, debating societies,
libraries and laboratories to coffee shops, taverns and town houses.
Featuring books and manuscripts produced by the leading figures of the
age including David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Robert Adam and
Exhibition runs 21 Jun 2019 – 18 Apr 2020.
Open: Mon, Tue, Thu: 9.30am – 7pm | Wed: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 9.30am