Welcome to an extraordinary journey that transcends the boundaries of artistic imagination. The Art & Design School Trip to Edinburgh promises to be a captivating exploration of creativity, culture, and history in one of Scotland’s most vibrant cities.
Discovering the Heart of Scotland’s Artistic Soul
Edinburgh, a city steeped in history and adorned with architectural marvels, offers the perfect backdrop for an art and design adventure like no other. As you step into the enchanting streets of this cultural capital, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of artistic inspiration and innovation.
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9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: National Museum of Scotland
Begin your journey at the National Museum of Scotland, housed in a stunning Victorian building. The museum’s Art and Design section offers a deep dive into Scotland’s creative heritage, showcasing intricate textiles, exquisite jewelry, and famous paintings by Scottish artists. Engage in hands-on workshops, allowing students to sketch their interpretations of the artwork.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Artistic Picnic at Princes Street Gardens
After a morning of exploration, enjoy an artistic picnic in the picturesque Princes Street Gardens, located in the heart of Edinburgh. Encourage students to sketch the stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument, adding their artistic touch to the scenery.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
Stop for a packed lunch prepared for you by your accommodation.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Scottish National Gallery
Delve into the world of classical art at the Scottish National Gallery. The gallery boasts an impressive collection of European paintings, including works by Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Students can participate in guided tours that unravel the secrets behind these timeless masterpieces.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Evening Meal
Enjoy an evening meal at one of the many traditional Scottish restaurants in the city centre.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Evening Activity – Ghost Tour
After a satisfying meal at a local restaurant, take your students and a frightfully entertaining ghost tour. You can choose between a number of ghost tour companies such as Mercat Tours or City of Edinburgh Tours. These tours combine history and storytelling, making for an interesting and slightly spooky experience.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Museum of Edinburgh
Explore the Museum of Edinburgh, housed in a historic 16th-century building. Dive into Edinburgh’s design heritage, from intricately crafted silverware to the evolution of fashion. Encourage students to sketch historical artifacts, drawing inspiration from centuries of Scottish craftsmanship.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Creative Gardens at Royal Botanic Garden
Discover the Royal Botanic Garden, where nature meets design. Students can explore themed gardens, such as the Chinese Hillside and the Rock Garden, and sketch the innovative landscaping designs.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Evening Meal
Take your students out for a well deserved evening meal before heading to the theatre for an evening performance.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: The Lyceum Theatre
Wrap up your trip with a visit to The Lyceum Theatre. Enjoy a live performance that combines art, culture, and storytelling, fostering an appreciation for the performing arts among your students.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: The Scottish Gallery
Start your day at The Scottish Gallery, a prestigious art gallery in Edinburgh. This gallery showcases contemporary and modern Scottish art, offering students a chance to explore the vibrant and evolving art scene in Scotland. Encourage students to appreciate and engage with the diverse artworks on display, which can inspire their own artistic endeavors.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch
Either tuck into a packed lunch prepared for you by your accommodation or take your students to a local restaurant before boarding the coach and departing for home.
The Edinburgh Art and Design school trip not only ignites your students artistic creativity but also broadens their horizons, encouraging them to view the world through a more artistic lens. It’s a journey filled with inspiration, learning, and unforgettable memories, providing a solid foundation for their future endeavors in the world of art and design.
Please note that specific arrangements and bookings should be made in advance to ensure a smooth experience for the students. As always, please check each attraction for the nost up todate openings times and pricing information.
Relieve the Stress
Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
- Quality Accommodation
- Entry to attractions
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches
- FREE teacher places
- Information packs
- Personal guides available
- Risk assessments
- 24 hour support