Wed 1 Jul 2020 – Sun 22 Nov 2020

This is the first exhibition in over 40 years devoted to the man who united the crowns of Scotland and England in 1603 and was son of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Bright Star | The Art and Life of King James VI and I uncovers a wealth of artistic and cultural riches of the Jacobean period. It features an extraordinary variety of artworks and objects such as paintings, dress and textiles, miniatures, drawings, books, manuscripts and jewellery. These include jewels discovered in the famous Cheapside Hoard, an accumulation of jewellery from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, discovered in London in 1912 which have not been on display in Scotland for over 40 years.