EVENT – Taking Tea with Mrs Doig, Museum of Edinburgh

Mrs Doig

Mrs Doig

Ever wondered what the best way to get out of a carriage is? Or how best to behave when taking an afternoon promenade with your parasol along Princes Street?

Ponder no more: Mrs Doig is here to help.

Edinburgh World Heritage and the Museum of Edinburgh are inviting families to meet with Mrs Doig, an Edinburgh resident of the 1700s. A Georgian merchant’s wife who dreams of elevating her social standing and moving to the fashionable New Town, Mrs Doig is also expert in etiquette and manners – and has a great ear for gossip to boot.

You have a chance to take tea with Mrs Doig and listen to her tales of 18th century Edinburgh life this Saturday (10 April) at the Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.

Appearing at 11am, midday, 2pm and 3pm, she will spend 25 minutes regaling visitors with her stories and providing a fascinating glimpse into life in bygone times.

Other appearances of this grand old Edinburgh matron will follow throughout the year, each focusing on a different aspect of Edinburgh society in the 1700s:

  • At Home with Mrs Doig (10 April, 10 July, 14 August, 13 November).
  • A Night at the Assembly Room (8 May, 18 September)
  • Life in Auld Reekie (12 June, 9 October)

Free places at any of Mrs Doig’s appearances can be booked by calling Margaret Findlay on 0131 529 3963, or emailing her at margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

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