International Exhibition of Science, Art & Industry

The International Exhibition of Science, Art & Industry or Edinburgh International Exhibition[1] was held in 1890 between 1 May and 1 November 1890[2] in Edinburgh to mark the opening of the Forth Bridge one year earlier.[3]

International Exhibition of Science, Art & Industry
Sundial in Inverleith Park - geograph.org.uk - 332929.jpg
Sundial in Inverleith Park - exhibit 299D at the exhibition
Overview
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
NameInternational Exhibition of Science, Art & Industry
Visitorsalmost 3 million
Organized byWilliam Joseph Kinloch-Anderson (vice chair)
Location
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
CityEdinburgh
VenueMeggetland
Timeline
Opening1 May 1890
Closure1 November 1890

LocationEdit

A horse tram route existed that could transport people from the city centre to Meggetland, to the west Edinburgh,[3] almost 3 million people attended[4] but the exhibition lost money.[3]

LegacyEdit

The vice chair was Councillor William Joseph Kinloch-Anderson who bought exhibit 299D, a sundial designed by Robert Thomson & Sons masons, and later donated it to the City of Edinburgh when Inverleith Park was opened in 1891.[4]

SouvenirsEdit

Souvenirs included glass tumblers[5][1] and jugs[6] engraved for the purchaser.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Edinburgh 1890 #2". Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Bradbury & Co Exhibition Medals". Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Edinburgh Events". Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "A-SUNDIALS-TOUR-OF-PARKS-AND-GARDENS-IN-EDINBURGH" (PDF). Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Edinburgh 1890 #1". Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "National Museums of Scotland - Jug, Scottish International Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1890". Retrieved 1 April 2019.