4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

National Museum of Scotland

Common Cause
Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

11 Jul - 12 Oct 2014
Explore the stories of the Scottish diaspora and the war experiences of Commonwealth nations during the First World War.
Autumn Berries

National Museum of Rural Life

Go Wild in Autumn

11 Oct - 19 Oct 2014
Enjoy our Go Wild programme this October half-term in the country.
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National Museum of Scotland

New to the National Collection

19 Sep - 22 Feb 2015
New to the National Collection showcases the latest additions to National Museums’ collections including objects that will feature in ten new galleries in 2016.
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  • Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

    Indian Encounters

    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.
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    Wartime Families

    Join us this October half-term to make your own family history scrapbook to record your family's stories and pictures.
  • Artist's impression of the new fashion gallery.

    New galleries

    Find out about the exciting plans to open ten new galleries in the National Museum of Scotland.
  • pirate coins


    Join us this October half-term for all sorts of scary, spooky and weird goings on.
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    May Morris embroideries

    These beautiful hangings were worked around 1900 by May Morris, the daughter of the designer, William Morris, the father of the Arts and Crafts movement.
  • World of Warcraft, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

    Game Masters

    Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.
  • 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.
  • Silk embroidered postcard

    Next of Kin

    Discover the profound personal stories of Scottish families and communities as their loved ones fought abroad in the First World War.