Event Details

Date  Thur 13 Dec –  Sat 26 Jan

Venue 1   Photo exhibition
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Opening Times  
Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
Mon 24 & 31 Dec 10am – 3pm

CLOSED Dec 23, 25, 26, 30 and Jan 1, 2

Venue 2   Behind the scenes
Museum of Childhood

Opening Times  
Daily 10am – 5pm

CLOSED Dec 25-30 and Jan 1, 2

Admission is FREE

An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions

Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers. In collaboration with MagicFest and Professor Richard Wiseman they will be creating Magic in a Photo! How? You might ask, well join us on a journey of discovery where the old history of Edinburgh and the magic of young minds collide! Witness the magic at Storytelling Centre, unlock the secrets at Museum of Childhood.

Exhibition organisers:

Edinburgh International Magic Festival
Edinburgh Young Carers www.youngcarers.org.uk/
Professor Richard Wiseman www.richardwiseman.com/


Julie Howden

A HUGE THANK YOU to our Sponsors, Supporters and Partners


About Young Carers in Scotland

There are an estimated 44,000 young carers in Scotland aged under 18. Being a young carer can have a big impact on the things that are important to growing up

  • It can affect a young person’s health, social life and self-confidence.
  • Many young carers struggle to juggle their education and caring which can cause pressure and stress.
  • In a survey, 39% said that nobody in their school was aware of their caring role.
  • 26% have been bullied at school because of their caring role.
  • 1 in 20 miss school because of their caring role.

Most young carers go unnoticed or unrecognised, until there is a crisis. This project is designed to raise awareness of young carers and to contribute to hard work by Edinburgh Young Carers in making a positive difference in the lives and futures of young carers.