Morag On The Tractor Findlay Rankin

National Museum of Rural Life

Country Fair

6 Sep 2015
Animal antics, country crafts and fabulous food this Sunday at the National Museum of Rural Life.
Kite dog flying over East Fortune control tower

National Museum of Flight

Kite Festival

5 Sep - 6 Sep 2015
Join us for a spectacular weekend in celebration of kites at the National Museum of Flight this September.
Ring Of Brodgar In Orkney

National Museum of Scotland

Dig It! at the Museum

5 Sep - 27 Sep 2015
Saturdays and Sundays in September
Join us for a month of archaeological discovery and stories Saturdays and Sundays in September.
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    Schools programme

    Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
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    Masters of Japanese Porcelain

    This small exhibition focused on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.
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    The Silversmith’s Art

    This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.
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    I Love Museums

    Wednesday 10 June sees the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums.
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    To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.
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    Transforming your museum

    Work has started on a £3.6 million project to restore two nationally important Second World War hangars and to create exciting new displays worthy of our world-class aircraft collection
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    Helmand Return

    Photographs by the renowned photographer Robert Wilson when he revisited Afghanistan as an official war artist, this time to record the British troops' final tour of duty.
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    New galleries

    Thanks to a grant of £1.3 million from the Wellcome Trust, our new galleries will reveal the secrets of biomedicine, as well as showcasing our internationally important collections of decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
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    Next of Kin touring project

    The Next of Kin touring programme is commemorating the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.
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    Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £37.
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    Venue hire

    At National Museums Scotland, we offer unique venues for events with style - from dinners, concerts and receptions to fashion shows, weddings or ceilidhs.