A Rich Tradition - University Treasures on display

The Charter seal

For one day only, on Tuesday 11 June (11.00am - 4.00pm), there will be a unique opportunity to see some iconic University treasures that have a very special place in our history.

In the University Museum the Mace and the Chancellor's Gown, which are normally seen only during installations and graduation ceremonies, will be on display together with our Royal Charter and other treasured items from our heritage.

This display celebrates the installation of Dr Robert M Buchan as only the fifth Chancellor of Heriot-Watt since the University gained its Royal Charter in 1966. Dr Buchan follows a rich tradition of Chancellors who have achieved excellence in their professional lives and in service to the wider community.

A Rich Tradition exhibition

The following week will see the launch of our new exhibition, A Rich Tradition, which will explore the role of the Chancellor in University life and show how the University has transformed since Sir Alec Douglas-Home became our first Chancellor in 1966.

Museum opening hours

Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June from 10.00 am to 4.00pm as part of the graduation celebrations

Mondays and Tuesdays 1.00pm to 4.00pm thereafter.

The Museum and Archive is on the ground floor of the Cameron Smail Library on  the Edinburgh Campus.


Heritage and Information Governance

tel: 0131 451 3218

email: heritage@hw.ac.uk