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National Museum of Scotland

Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun - 22 Nov 2015
Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.

National Museum of Rural Life

Woolly Weekend

13 Jun - 14 Jun 2015
Join us for our annual Woolly Weekend for sheep shearing and woolly crafts at National Museum of Rural Life.
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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    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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    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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    Father's Day Family Takeover

    Dad's Rock and friends are taking over the museum again this year so bring the whole family for an afternoon of time-travel with loads of free activities from the past, present and future.
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    Scotland's National Airshow 2015

    RAF Red Arrows return for Scotland's National Airshow on Saturday 25 July at National Museum of Flight - Book Early Bird tickets now!
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    Heavy Horse Show

    Join us for one of Scotland's biggest heavy horse shows at National Museum of Rural Life this summer.
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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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    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.