Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

National Museum of Scotland

Indian Encounters

14 Nov - 1 Mar 2015
Explore the changing relationships between Great Britain and India during the 18th and 19th centuries through the lives of two men with very different experiences of British imperial rule.

National Museum of Scotland

Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2014
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.
K.2013.39 Necklace Terry Brodie Smith

National Museum of Scotland

Express Yourself

12 Dec - 29 Mar 2015
Express Yourself explores the commissioning, collecting and creators of jewellery including leading UK jewellers and fashion designer Jean Muir.
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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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    Free themed tours

    Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
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    Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

    Celebrate with an afternoon of whirling and birling at National Museum of Scotland.
  • Burns Colour Band

    Burns Unbound

    Release your inner bard with music, dancing, food, storytelling and mice!
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    Artists and musicians welcome in the New Year at surprising and atmospheric venues in Edinburgh's Old Town and beyond.
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    Learn Something Amazing in Just Three Minutes. Witness our finest Scottish science communicators as they battle it out to win a place at the FameLab UK National Final.
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    Museum Lates: Game Masters

    Tickets now on sale for the next of our adults-only Museum Lates events celebrating our Game Masters exhibition.
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    Playing the Past

    Explore game playing past and present at the National Museum of Scotland.
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    Hangar redevelopment

    Find out more about our plans to transform our civil and restoration hangars at the National Museum of Flight.
  • School visit to the Scotland: A Changing Nation gallery

    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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    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.
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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 £35.