Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

National Museum of Scotland

After the battle

15 May - 27 Sep 2015
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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Go Wild in Summer

27 Jun - 16 Aug 2015
Our Go Wild in Summer holiday programme offers fun for active adventurers, from photography to den building, craft to bug hunting.
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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

14 Aug - 28 Aug 2015
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars at National Museum of Scotland.
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    P & O Makower Trust Commission - Call for Entries

    National Museums Scotland invite entries for the P & O Makower Trust Commission. The commissioned piece will feature in the museum’s new Art & Design galleries, due to open in 2016.
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    Masters of Japanese Porcelain

    This small exhibition focuses on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.
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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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    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 commemorates the centenary of the First World War by revealing the wartime stories and testimony of Scottish families within diverse museum collections across Scotland.
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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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    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.