Upstairs Downstairs

Come along to Lauriston where you will don an apron and mob cap to make lemonade and biscuits in the old kitchen then visit the magnificent rooms upstairs!

Upstairs Downstairs

About Upstairs Downstairs

Can you imagine what it was like to work “downstairs” in the Edwardian kitchen or be Lord or Lady of the Castle? Come along to Lauriston where you will don an apron and mob cap to make lemonade and biscuits in the old kitchen. Then with your own calling card, top hat and gloves you will be a guest and visit the magnificent rooms upstairs. With Lauriston Castle staff.

All our family Craft workshops are family learning experiences and designed around the whole family working together. Price is per person and we provide a snack for everyone.

Other Events at Lauriston Castle

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

5th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.
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Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

7th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This talk explores the ‘gists, the ‘gettes and the fight for female emancipation, viewed by some as a campaign and by others as a war.
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Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

9th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.
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Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

12th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, now indelibly part of Leith’s legacy with international recognition, deserves more credit and study than it gets. Tim Bell will explore how Leith is presented.
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Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

16th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture investigates a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and places them within the context of their times.
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Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

18th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This talk given by Jim Scanlon, a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society, will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.
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Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

21st November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Make a beautiful little festive snowman to decorate your home for Christmas at this online family workshop run by Lauriston Castle!
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Tartan Wreaths

Tartan Wreaths

26th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Make a colourful and unique Christmas wreath for your door using tartan remnants, bells, baubles and ribbons. No sewing is required!
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Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

30th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.
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Printmaking for Christmas

Printmaking for Christmas

2nd December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us online for an adorable Christmas class where you can print Robins, fir trees and other beautiful motifs with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this online workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
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Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

6th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Using a selection of beautiful papers and foils in silvery colours create a wreath, angel and garland in this relaxing workshop with Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
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Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

7th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips.
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A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

12th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!
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Festive Decorations

Festive Decorations

15th December 2021

Join us for a festive class making a variety of Christmas decorations to adorn your home!
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Country Wreaths and Garlands

Country Wreaths and Garlands

17th December 2021

Make a sweet little natural wreath inspired by Scandinavia with little painted reindeers, stars and hearts and a magical lit garland to decorate your door, stairs or fireplace!
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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths

18th December 2021

Always the highlight of the season, make not one but 2 stunning natural wreaths to decorate your home using Lauriston Castle greenery and a host of beautiful embellishments.
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Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths

19th December 2021

Join Margaret Findlay as you gather natural greenery to make 2 giant wreaths for you home!
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Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us online for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
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