Exhibitions (Current)

This year (2024) marks TEN YEARS since the Tapestry’s world premiere exhibition, held at Prestonpans Community Centre in East Lothian. Since then, the Tapestry has grown considerably in size and covered countless thousands of miles as it has travelled the world for exhibitions. To celebrate this milestone, we are holding a series of special exhibitions.

The East Lothian Safari

July 1st/ August 23rd 2024 – 10th Anniversary CelebrationTrack the entire Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Selections of 312 panels on display at 17 locations with details & opening times @www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org

Dunbar Town House

Dunbar Library

Dunbar John Muir’s Birthplace

East Linton Library

Gullane Library

Haddington- John Gray Centre Museum

Haddington – John Gray Centre Local History Department

Haddington- John Gray Centre Library

Musselburgh Museum

North Berwick Library

North Berwick Coastal Communities Museum

Port Seton Library

Prestonpans Library

Prestonpans Town Hall Museum

Prestoungrange Gothenburg

Tranent Library

Wallyford Learning Campus Library

Opening Launch June 29th/ 30th

Closing Celebration August 24th/ 25th

Both at Prestonpans Town Hall


15-17 March 2024

A chance to view the whole Tapestry in a single venue – the maginificent early 18th century palace of the Dukes of Buccleuch.

The palace is sited just south of Edinburgh, in the midst of beautiful parkland.

This special exhibition lasts only 3 days, so be sure to take the chance to visit if you can! It will be open from 11am-4pm on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th March.

The tapestry’s panels will be displayed across a range of rooms on the ground floor of the palace, and there’ll be a range of tapestry-related books and souvenirs available to help support the project. There will even be a pop-up cafe too.

No booking is required, and there is a recommended donation of £5 for visitors.

Car parking within Dalkeith Country Park is available for £3 per car.

For directions, public tansport information, and details of other attractions within the park, visit :

Plan Your Visit | Days Out Edinburgh | Dalkeith Country Park