Special collections

Edinburgh Napier University has a number of outstanding collections which explore, explain and engage with the cultural history of Edinburgh and beyond. 

We aim to create a distinctive environment that encourages inquiry, creativity and exploration; and enhances the University’s engagement with scholars, students, and the wider academic, public and professional communities through an active engagement with our culture and heritage and a focus on the future.

Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh

Wilfred Owen originally arrived in Edinburgh by train on the 26th of June 1917 after being sent to the city to be treated for shellshock at Craiglockhart War Hospital. His arrival was re-enacted during a commemorative celebration in 2017.