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The National Wallace Monument  The official Instagram account for Stirling’s renowned landmark commemorating the life of martyr and patriot; Sir William Wallace. #WallaceMonument

The iconic bronze Wallace statue was removed from The National Wallace Monument for the first time since it was installed in 1887 as it underwent specialist restoration off-site. The statue arrived back at The National Wallace Monument yesterday and it is looking as good as new! A few finishing touches are now being made before the scaffolding surrounding the statue and the front of the building will be dismantled.
(Photographs © Stirling Council)
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It has been great to see so many of our visitors enjoying our new film 'Wallace: A Hero in the Making'. The animation follows the emotional journey of Wallace’s life, from his victory in Stirling to his defeat at Falkirk.
Have you watched it?
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On this day in 2017 we announced that the public had voted for Maggie Keswick Jencks and Mary Slessor to be the first women permanently recognised in the Hall of Heroes gallery. From today our visitors can see their busts and learn more about the accomplishments of the two deserving heroes when they visit The National Wallace Monument #WallaceMonument #Wallace150 #scotlandsheroines

Today is the day! We’re open from 9:30! Are you coming to visit us?
Margaret our volunteer strikes a pose with her personally designed shield
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THE NATIONAL WALLACE MONUMENT WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:30AM ON FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 2019
We can't wait to welcome you to The National Wallace Monument following our refurbishment - in the Hall of Arms you'll find our new bespoke animated film.
Here is a still from the film which portrays William Wallace and Andrew de Moray meeting ahead of the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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We're open from 9:30am on Friday 19th April!
Plan your visit to see our exciting new displays. On the third floor you will be able to personalise your own coat of arms and see it displayed on a battle-shield.

We'll also be offering all of our visitors a 20% discount while the external conservation work is ongoing.
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Andrew Carnegie went from working in a cotton factory aged 12 to become one of the richest men in the world in his lifetime. Carnegie devoted much of his life to philanthropy and he is believed to have given away over three hundred and fifty million dollars before his death on 11th August 1919. 100 years on we look at Carnegie's role in shaping Scottish identity in our upcoming evening lecture. We're delighted to have Kirke Kook, Manager and Curator of the @carnegiebirthplacemuseum as our guest speaker for this event.
Tickets to this fascinating lecture cost just £5 each (£2 for members). To reserve tickets email info@nationalwallacemonument.com
Tea and Coffee will be served from 6:30pm, the lecture will start at 7:00pm.

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Ken Thomson will be taking a look back at the history of the #WallaceMonument and sharing some of the less well-known stories during our upcoming evening lecture.
Tickets cost just £5 each (£2 for members). To reserve tickets email info@nationalwallacemonument.com
Tea and Coffee served from 6:30pm, the lecture starts at 7:00pm.
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Would you like to learn more about the new interior displays and the exterior restoration ahead of our re-opening? Our ‘Building a National Icon’ lecture with Dr David Mitchell and Lyndsey Bowditch is your chance to discover more about the current conservation work and how we are breathing new life into the famous Wallace story ahead of our 150th anniversary.
Tickets cost just £5 each (£2 for members). Email info@nationalwallacemonument.com to reserve tickets.
Tea and Coffee served from 6:30pm, the lecture starts at 7:00pm.

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We can't wait for tonight's evening lecture!
Tea and Coffee will be served from 6:30pm with the formal lecture beginning at 7:00pm.
Don't worry if you are missing tonight's lecture, why not join us for Building a National Icon (21st March), The History of The National Wallace Monument (4th April) or Wallace, Burns and Carnegie (18th April) instead?
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Happy International Women’s Day! We had a fantastic time last night learning about the creation of our two new female busts! #IWD2019 #balanceforbetter

Have you heard of Mary Slessor? She worked tirelessly as a missionary to improve the quality of life for the people of Calabar, in Nigeria.
Did you know that Maggie Keswick Jencks designed the blueprint for the Maggie's Centres while she herself was facing cancer?
Both women were chosen by public vote to be the first Heroines depicted in the Hall of Heroes gallery at The National Wallace Monument. Join us this Thursday evening to learn more about the fascinating project and to discover how the appointed female sculptors went about creating fitting tributes to both women.

#ScotlandsHeroines #IWD2019 #InternationalWomensDay #WallaceMonument #WilliamWallace #Heroines #Heroes #HallofHeroes #MaggieKeswickJencks #MarySlessor #MaggiesCentres #Stirling #balanceforbetter

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