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In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Search our Thesaurus

We classify our site records according to terms from one of our Thesauri. We have a Thesaurus for Monuments, Objects and Maritime terms.

  1. Click on Search in the main menu and then Search Thesaurus.

  2. Use the dropdown to select which Thesaurus you would like to search. 

  3. Start typing your term to see suggestions from our list.

  4. Select one of interest and click the Search Thesaurus button.

  5. The definition for this term is shown.

  6. You can choose to display a list of sites that are classified by this term or investigate a related term.

Help Topics

Help is available on the following items. Please click on the relevant link below to read more. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.