National Museum of Flight

Wartime Experience

5 Jun 2016
Discover what life was like during the First and Second World Wars at this award-winning event at East Fortune Airfield.

National Museum of Rural Life

Woolly Weekend

11 Jun - 12 Jun 2016
Join us for our annual Woolly Weekend for sheep shearing and woolly crafts at National Museum of Rural Life.

National Museum of Flight

New military and civil aviation hangars

25 Mar - 31 Oct 2016
Explore two new hangars at the National Museum of Flight and experience the history and drama of flight as never before.
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  • Fossil Hunters

    Discover how life on earth moved from water onto land 360-345 million years ago through ground-breaking discoveries made in Scotland.
  • History of the National Museum of Scotland

    On 19 May 2016, we celebrate 150 years since the magnificent building that houses the National Museum of Scotland first opened to the public. Explore the Museum’s history here.
  • New galleries opening 8 July

    In 2011, we opened the doors to sixteen new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. Five years and eight million visitors later, ten more new galleries will reveal their treasures on 8 July 2016.
  • Scotland's National Airshow 2016

    Book Tickets for Scotland's National Airshow on Saturday 23 July 2016 at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield. It's a thrilling day out for everyone!
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asian galleries

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for the next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Life Support

    Marking The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s first decade of operations, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the combat and peacekeeping work of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.
  • Architects' Conversations

    This series of talks brings together a number of Scotland’s leading architects with other leading international architects to discuss shared themes, interests and influences in how we shape the places around us.
  • Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £39.
  • 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.
  • Venue hire

    National Museums Scotland offers a collection of spectacular venues to suit every occasion. For intimate dinners for 12 guests to grand celebrations for 1,500, each unique and versatile setting ensures and an unforgettable event.