National Library of Scotland Magazine Archive Tour

The National Library of Scotland holds approximately 30 million collection items. Among this huge collection are more than 25,000 newspaper and magazine titles, covering a diverse and expansive range of subjects.

For the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival, we will be offering a very special chance to explore the magazine collection – with a guided tour from the Library’s Head of General Collections Graeme Hawley. This tour is a must for anyone with an interest in magazines and their history. You’ll delve among the stacks where the collections are stored in tall rolling shelves, and really explore all the hidden treasures they hold – from your favourite titles from years gone by to more unusual magazines you may never have seen before.

Tours last 60 minutes.