Discover our latest temporary exhibition, featuring everything from straitjackets and ECT machines to patient art, all housed in our historic Queen Street building.

On Saturday 17 August, visit the new exhibition ‘Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health’. Take up the one-off opportunity to view additional unique historic items which were not included in the exhibition. Join a free curator-led guided tour. Meet some therapy pets, create your own mocktail cranial cocktail and take part in our interactive displays.

Programme

3pm – 7pm Meet the therapy dogs

3pm - 5pm Display by National Records of Scotland, with historian Rab Houston

3pm – 8pm Mental health short films

3pm – 8pm Display of unique items not in the exhibition

3pm – 8pm Cyrenians | Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution drop in workshop ‘Get to Know Your Own Emotional Homunculus’

3pm - 8pm - Fostering Compassion stall

3pm – 8pm Hands-on creative activities

6pm – 6.30pm Curator-led tour

Pre-booking is not required but is advised if you are visiting in a large group. For more information email library@rcpe.ac.uk