Up close: Tam O’Shanter Chair

Get up close to the Tam O'Shanter chair, see its hidden painting and find out the surprising story behind its links to Robert Burns's famous poem and a king's historic visit to Scotland.

Up close: Tam O’Shanter Chair

About Up close: Tam O’Shanter Chair

Get up close to the Tam O'Shanter chair, see its hidden painting and find out the surprising story behind its links to Robert Burns's famous poem and a king's historic visit to Scotland.

This talk will be delivered as a drop-in sessions to one household at a time.

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